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Itaipú Dam

(ētī`po͞o), hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River, on the Brazil-Paraguay border. Jointly constructed (1975–91) by Brazil and Paraguay, it is the second-largest hydroelectric dam in the world, exceeded only by the Three Gorges DamThree Gorges Dam,
607 ft (185 m) high and 7,575 ft (2,309 m) long, on the Chang (Yangtze) River, central Hubei prov., China, 30 mi (48 km) W of Yichang. The largest concrete structure in the world, the dam itself was constructed from 1994 to 2006.
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. The dam is 4.8 mi (7.76 km) long and rises to a height of 643 ft (196 m). The power plant has a 20 generating units with a total production capacity of 14,000 MW. By the year 2000, the facility was generating some 94% of Paraguay's energy supply and about 20% of Brazil's. The Itaipú Reservoir, created by the dam, stretches nearly 100 mi (161 km) upstream; Guairá Falls is submerged by its waters.
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A large part of the external debt is related to the Itaipu and Yacyreta dams (jointly owned by Paraguay and Brazil and Argentina respectively).
1982 - Itaipu Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric plant, is inaugurated on the Brazil-Paraguay border.
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Parte do referido corredor e o chamado Corredor de Biodiversidade Santa Maria, estabelecido em 2003, visando conectar o Parque Nacional do Iguacu a mata ciliar da borda do lago de Itaipu (ITAIPU BINACIONAL, 2010; IBAMA, 2012).
This tour will give you a rare chance of seeing the worlds largest hydroelectric system at the Itaipu Dam.
Localizadas en el rio Iguassu, se ubican a 13 kilometros del centro de la ciudad de Foz do Iguacu (Brasil), a 10 kilometros del puente Tancredo Neves (Frontera de Argentina, ciudad del Puerto Iguazu), a 20 kilometros del Puente de la Amistad (Frontera de Paraguay, ciudad de Este), y a 30 kilometros de la Central Hidroelectrica Itaipu localizada en la frontera BrasilParaguay.
2): Itaipu (22[degrees]58'26"S, 43[degrees]02'49"W) and Prainha (22[degrees]57'37"S, 42[degrees]01'0"W); the linear distance between the two localities is approximately 110 km.
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BRASILIA (CyHAN)- Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam has been again the world's largest annual hydroelectric production, surpassing the Three Gorges dam in China.