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Iguaçu Falls

or

Iguassú Falls

(both: ēgwəso͞o`), in the Iguaçu River, on the Argentina-Brazil border near the Paraguay line. Iguaçu Falls has two main sections that are composed of hundreds of waterfalls separated from each other by rocky islands along a 3-mi (4.8-km) escarpment. The highest fall is 210 ft (64 m) high; most of the falls are from 100 to 130 ft (30–40 m) high. Argentina and Brazil maintain national parks on each side of the falls. The surroundings, in the midst of beautiful scenery, abound in begonias, orchids, brilliant-hued birds, and myriads of butterflies. The Asunción-Paranaguá highway passes near the falls. Their potential as a source of hydroelectric power is considerable.
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Taking a sharp bend just before the Iguacu Falls, the river expands in a broad fan, doubling in width, distributing widely its waters, and dividing into two currents.
The objective of this study was to examine the spatial and seasonal structure and composition of the phytoplankton community at two sampling stations in the final section of the Iguacu River (Lower Iguacu), before and after the Iguacu Falls, and to investigate the effect of the waterfalls on the phytoplankton community.
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A new agreement was signed was signed with Cuba, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Morocco ahead of a summit of Mercosur leaders at this picturesque tourist town by the Iguacu Falls.
Before the late 1990s, anomalous plumes of stratospheric aerosols were usually blamed on remote and therefore undetected volcanic eruptions, Fromm noted in August at the American Geophysical Union's Meeting of the Americas in Iguacu Falls, Brazil.
Among the top tourist draws are the Amazon rainforest, "the earth's lungs"--an immense expanse with incredible wildlife--and the thunderous beauty of the 275 cascades at Iguacu Falls.
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The film depicted the historic accomplishments of Jesuit missionaries between 1587 and 1768 among the Guarani Indians along the border of Paraguay and Brazil above Iguacu Falls.
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