Corrientes

Universities: 2
Students: 36.659
Inhabitants: 352.646

It hosts one of the largest carnivals in the country and holds the official title of National Capital of Carnival. Its (old and new) waterfront is one of its great attractions for young people.

It is a province rich with history. Among others, it was a battlefield during the War of the Triple Alliance (Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay against Paraguay). A relic of this period is the church-convent containing the remains of “The Captives”, a group of women from Corrientes taken into captivity by Paraguayan troops during this atrocious war.

This is also the province where the “Country’s First Village”, named “Curuzú Cuatiá”, was founded by Manuel Belgrano.

Another of its great attractions is the Iberá Wetlands, the world’s second largest wetlands.