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Foz do Iguazu  

 

  

Called Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil, Cataratas del Iguazú in Argentina and Paraguay, Iguazu falls are a top destination for visitors from all countries. This area has awe-inspiring nature featuring jungle type trees and vegetation around the falls as well as incredible butterflies and other animals.

The actual falls are taller than Niagara Falls, twice as wide with 275 cascades spread 3km wide and 80 m high in a horsehoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River on the border between Argentina and Brazil.  

 

  

Iguazu was a name given by the Tupi-Guarani tribes, who believed the area to be a holy burial site, and means "Big Waters".  In 1984 UNESCO declared the argentine area a World Heritage Site and the brazilian side followed on 1986. 

  

The falls are roughly 20 km east of the junction of the Parana and Iguacu rivers which is veru close to the triple borders of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina.  The falls are unequally divided between Argentina and Brazil, with Argentina having the larger portion of the falls.    

  

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