Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Corrientes, a town of the Argentine republic, capital of a province of the same name, 15 miles below the junction of the Parana and the Paraguay. The name is derived from seven currents which prevail in the river. The town is surrounded by orange groves. Steamers ply between Corrientes and Buenos Ayres. The province consists of swamp, jungle, and lakes, and is well wooded. The temperature is high. Cattle raising is the chief industry.