Pronunciation: (par"u-nä'; Port. pä"rä-nä'), [key]
1. a river in central South America, flowing from S Brazil along the SE boundary of Paraguay and through E Argentina into the Río de la Plata. 2050 mi. (3300 km) long.
2. a city in E Argentina, on the Paraná River: the capital of Argentina 1852–61. 159,581.
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