Located on the Iguazú river that makes the natural border between Brazil and Argentina, the Iguassu Falls are up to 82 meters high, almost twice as hight as the Niagara Falls. Most of the 19 main falls are located in the Argentinian side including the highest one ‘Garganta del Diablo’.
The formation of the Iguassu Falls dates from 200,000 years ago. the Iguassu River has an average of 1,200 meters in width above the falls, below the Falls it narrows down into a 65 meter pass.
The average flow of the river is about 1,500 m³ per second, ranging from 500 m³/s in times of drought and 8,500 m³/s in times of flood. The largest volume of water occurs between the months of October and March.
The name of the falls comes from the word “Large Water” in the Tupi-Guarani Language etymology.
The Upper circuit:
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