ABOUT DELTA - TIGRE
The "Parana Delta" exists due to the sediments placed by the river when it flows into "De la Plata” River. The growth of the vegetation in the placed sediments, accelerates the process and, as a consequence, the islands are formed. This is a constant process. Nowadays, the length of the Parana Delta is 320 Km (about 199 miles) and grows nearly/approximately 70 meters (230 feet) a year. The islands, the streams and the humidity are the most important natural elements of the Parana Delta. They form together an ideal environment for the development of rich vegetation. The Delta covers an area of 17500 km2 (6757 mi2). It is divided into 3 big regions. The upper Delta begins in the city of Diamante (“Entre Rios” province) and ends in the city of Villa Constitución (“Santa Fe” province). The medium Delta starts there and ends in Ibicuy city (“Entre Rios”). The lower Delta begins in Ibicuy city and ends in “De la Plata” river. Also Buenos Aires Delta is divided into 6 sections. Nowadays, there are 10.000 inhabitants in the first 3 of them Until the first half of the 20th century, the fruit growing was the most prosper activity in the region. The trading with big cities was held in the Fruit Port in the city of Tigre (“Tiger”). Nowadays, the Fruit Port is one of the main touristic attractions for travelers. There you can find some local products and also from other regions of the country. What is more, wicker, cane and wooden handcrafts made by the islanders can also be found.When the fruit growing started to fall in the 70s, a new economic activity started: the forestry. This crop replacement was encouraged by the Government trough subsidies which allowed the development of a new activity in the Delta. Deltas’ landscape was modified by the forestation. The higher areas of the islands were assigned to cultivate poplar trees, and the lower ones, willows.At the present time, apart from the species that are suitable for furniture manufacturing, flowers and canes are also cultivated in order to make ornaments. In the latest years, the forestry concentrated at the upper Delta, while in the lower Delta the tourism became the most important activity.