Iguazu Falls

waterfalls in Brazil and Argentina

One of the New 7 Wonders of Nature

Iguazu Falls

Argentina & Brazil

Iguazu Falls, Iguazú Falls, Iguassu Falls, or Iguaçu Falls (Spanish: Cataratas del Iguazú [kataˈɾatas ðel iɣwaˈsu]; Guarani: Chororo Yguasu [ɕoɾoɾo ɨɣʷasu]; Portuguese: Cataratas do Iguaçu [kataˈɾatɐʒ du iɡwaˈsu]) are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. They are the largest waterfalls system in the world. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. The Iguazu River rises near the city of Curitiba. For most of its course, the river flows through Brazil, however, most of the falls are on the Argentine side. Below its confluence with the San Antonio River, the Iguazu River forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil.

The name “Iguazu” comes from the Guarani or Tupi words “y[ɨ], meaning “water”, and “ûasú[waˈsu], meaning “big”. Legend has it that a deity planned to marry a beautiful woman named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In a rage, the deity sliced the river, creating the waterfalls and condemning the lovers to an eternal fall. The first European to record the existence of the falls was the Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541.


Official Inauguration of Iguazu Falls, Argentina & Brazil


Iguazu Falls: Argentina & Brazil - New7Wonders of Nature


New7Wonders airship over Iguazu Falls


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Cataratas del Iguazu - Voten por ellas ! - Vote for them !


New 7 Wonders of Nature - South America - VOTE ONLINE




Dirigível New 7 Wonders sobre as Cataratas do Iguaçu


Social Team TV - Lio Messi pide el voto por las Cataratas del Iguazú - YouTube.flv


LeoMessi.tv / Noticias - Leo Messi pide a los argentinos el voto por las Cataratas del Iguazú


Cataratas del Iguazú Argentina - Maravilla Natural Mundial


CN23 y SERONERO con Horacio Blodek, desde Zurich por CATARATAS. Sáb. 12 Nov. 10 hs.


CN23 en la designación CATARATAS 7 Maravilla Natural Mundial. 11 Nov. 20 hs


Visión Siete: Las Cataratas del Iguazú, una maravilla


Visión Siete: Las Cataratas, entre las maravillas del mundo


Las Cataratas del Iguazú resultaron elegidas como una de las 7 maravillas naturales del mundo


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