Friday, August 21, 2009

-Iguazu Falls, Argentina/Brazil-

Iguazu Falls are one of the most spectacular sights in the world. Taller than Niagara falls, twice as wide with 275 cascades spred in a horsehoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River, Iguaza falls are the result of a volcanic eruptions which left yet another large crack in the earth.Iguaza falls is undoubtedly the most visited place in Misiones and one of the most imposing natural attractions in Argentina, and why not in south America.

The waterfall system consists of about 270falls along 2.7 km 1.67 miles of the Lguazu River. The average drop from the top of the falls to the narrow canyon below is 240 feet by contrast, Niagara falls drops 170 feet on the canadian side and only 110 feet on the American side. Iguaza river is born in Parana state in Brazil and after crossing 1,200 km. on a plateau where it receives several affluents , t reaches a fault forming a crack in the interleaved layer of sandstone and basaly where the river runs.

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