Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Iguazu Falls, Argentina


Iguacu Falls .... the Niagara of Brazil

Claimed to be the largest waterfall in the world, Foz do Iguacu (igh-wha-soo) is the next best tourist attraction in Brazil, after Rio de Janeiro. The falls are found on a tributary of the mighty Parana River close to where the three countries Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet up. The falls are shared between Brazil and Argentina.

The Iguacu River plunges over a 70 meter basalt precipice in a series of waterfalls stretching along 2500 meters. This is twice as wide as Niagara and some 20 meters higher.
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