Parana River is the river which flows in south and central part of South America and is the second longest river after Amazon in South America. Parana River is a trans-boundary river as it flows through three countries namely Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Parana River was first explored by an explorer from Venice named Sebastian Cabot in the year 1526 while he was employed in Spain.
The river generates from the confluence of two rivers called as Rio Grande and Paraguay Rivers and finally drains into the Atlantic Ocean. The Parana River is the source of water, food, transportation and energy for the millions of people who live on the banks and nearby area of Parana River.
Ten Lines on Parana River in English
10 Lines on Parana River – Set 1
1) Parana is the river which flows in south as well as in central part of South America.
2) It is a trans-boundary river which flows through Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.
3) Parana is second in the length after Amazon River in South America.
4) The length of Parana River is 4880 km and the catchment area is 2,582,672 square km.
5) The river originates from the combination of Rio Grande and Paranaiba rivers.
6) After the combination, the river merges with the Paraguay River in the south.
7) In downstream, Parana River meets the Uruguay River and empties in Atlantic Ocean.
8) First European who travelled to Parana River was Sebastian Cabot in 1526 from Spain.
9) Cities like Brasilia, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo are located on the banks of Parana River.
10) Parana River is the primary source of water, food and energy for millions of people residing on its bank.
10 Lines on Parana River – Set 2
1) Parana River flows in the south and the central parts of South America running across Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.
2) Parana is also called as ‘Rio Parana’ in Spanish as well as in Portuguese.
3) The name ‘Parana’ is an abbreviated form of the phrase “para rehe onava” which comes from the ancient Tupi language which means “like the sea”.
4) Parana River starts from the confluence of Rio Grande and Paranaiba rivers in south-eastern Brazil and then it flows in the south-western direction.
5) After the confluence, it flows to merge with the Paraguay River and then further down streams with Uruguay River that drains into the ‘Rio de la Plata’.
6) The Parana and the Paraguay River system is the abode of the world’s second largest waterfall system called as ‘Iguazu Falls’ and largest wetland called ‘The Pantanal’.
7) Floods are very common in southern part of Parana River as that contains many waterfalls whereas the lower section is drier.
8) The Paraguay-Parana River system covers an area which is approximately 1 million square miles which makes it the second largest river system in South America.
9) The Parana River and its tributaries provide a stable source of income for the fishermen as well as for the people who are living on the banks of Parana River.
10) The world’s second largest hydroelectric power dam known as ‘Itaipu Dam’ is constructed on the banks of Parana River which divides Brazil and Paraguay.
10 Lines on Parana River – Set 1
1) Parana River emerges in the southern part of South America.
2) It is regarded as the second-longest river in South America.
3) The river traces its course through Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina countries of South America.
4) Paranaiba River in Brazil is the originating place of river Parana.
5) The confluence of Paranaiba and the Rio Grande rivers in Brazil forms the river Parana.
6) Parana River is 4880 km in length.
7) The area of the drainage basin of the Parana River is 2582672 square km.
8) The river basin experience hot and humid climatic conditions throughout the year.
9) Tiete, Paranapanema, and Iguacu rivers are the tributaries of river Parana.
10) Parana River terminates into the Atlantic Ocean after merging with the Uruguay River.
10 Lines on Parana River – Set 4
1) Parana River is an important river of South America.
2) The word Parana is derived from the Tupi language that means 'like the sea'.
3) The river is stated as 'Upper Parana' from its source to the meeting of Paraguay River.
4) It is termed as lower Parana in its course after the junction with the Paraguay River.
5) Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Brasilia, etc. cities of South America lies on the river bank.
6) Parana River banks are good fishing grounds for people residing on the bank of the river.
7) The river water facilitates people with irrigation and electricity production.
8) Itaipu Dam stated as the world's second-largest dam is built on the Parana River.
9) Parana delta is ranked among the best destinations for bird-watching.
10) Parana River provides a habitat for different species of fish and aquatic animals.
Most length of Parana River is navigable and ships and boats are operated for transportation from one end to other. Some species of fish found in the river are also exported to various countries and hence the river also contributes to the economy. Several dams and hydroelectric power projects are built up on Parana River and the Itaipu Dam is the second largest project after the Three Gorges Dam in China.