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Río de la Plata estuary is some 270 km (170 miles) long and between Argentina and Uruguay is cca 190 km (120 miles) wide at its mouth on the Atlantic Ocean and decreases to cca 30 km (20 miles) near its head. (Different sources state different distances and I opeted for the smallest numbers!) Most people have troubles imagining that and this tile presentation which I found in one of the streets in Colonia del Sacramento, helps visualising the numbers.
Estuary was discovered in 1516 by Juan Díaz de Solís and the first settlement on its banks was made at Buenos Aires by Pedro de Mendoza, the Spanish conquistador in 1536.

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  • Copyright: maja mostarcic (tulipan7) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 0 N: 119] (804)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2007-11-23
  • Categories: Oeuvres d'art
  • Exposition: f/10.0, 1/250 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2010-04-10 3:23
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