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Iguaza Falls, Brazil / Argentina


The Iguazu Falls are as large as three Niagara Falls together. Part of the falls lie in Brazil, part (including the "Garganta do Diabo", the tallest of the falls, 97 meters high) lie in Argentinia.

The waterfall system consists of about 270 falls, with heights of up to 82 meters (though the majority of the system is at a height of 64m) , along 2.7 kilometres of the Iguazu River. The Garganta del Diablo ("Devil's Throat"), a U shaped 150 meters wide and 700 meters long cliff, is the most impressive of all, and marks the border between Argentina and Brazil. Most of the falls are within Argentine territory, but from the Brazilian side (600 meters) a more panoramic view of the Garganta del Diablo is obtained. Many Islands split up the falls, including several large ones. About 900m of the 2.7km length does not have water flowing over it.

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