With a population of 38.000 inhabitants, it is the city head of the department of the same name, located 204 km of Inns and 113 km of the waterfalls of the lguazú, and one of those bigger than the province, with an extended urban plant along an old route. Thanks to their excellent location, it has been able to develop a great industrial economic activity and manufacturer. It possesses equipment and appropriate services for the tourism, besides attractive natural jumps.
It arose like an agricultural colony been founded by Adolfo Julio Schwelm in September of 1919 in the place Old Port , integrated by German, Swiss immigrants, Poles, Russian and Scandinavian.
Their economic activity is centered at the moment in the agricultural and forest production, with extensive plantations of dull herb, tung, tea, soya, manioc, corn, tobacco, sweet potato, poroto, peanut, citric, kiwi, araucarias and eucalyptuses, among others. It also has factories of having arbitrated, furniture, manioc starch, tung oil and agricultural machinery, besides shops metallurgists, drying room and mills of dull herb.
Their original layout was structured in function from a perpendicular main road to the river, called Av. San Martin or «Chopped Teacher» that completed the function of channeling the production of the interior, from Bernardo of Irigoyen toward the port on the Paraná. Along this avenue they were grouping the colonists and, with the time, you densificó and it transformed into the commercial axis of the city.
In this densificación process they were formed three centers around the Av. San Martin. In the oldest, next to the port, they settled those; first important buildings, as the Municipality, the police station, the school and basic trade; it is now highly an area residential. The second is the current center where you transfer the Municipality and where is most of the equipment and public buildings. It arose on the crossing of the old layout of the RN12 (current Av. Córdoba) and the Chopped Teacher. Finally, with the new layout of the RN12 that cut the main street, originated a third center, characterized by the presence of several dining rooms, restaurants and sweet shops with games for children.