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Monday, 10 November 2008

Social Studies: Iguazu Falls, Between Brazil and Argentina



Iguazu Falls


Iguazu Falls is a water fall on the border of Argentina and Brazil. Two thirds of the falls are on the Argentinian side.The waterfall system consists of 275 falls along 2.7 kilometers (1.67 miles) of the Iguazu River. The Iguazu falls is taller than Niagara Falls

Their name comes from the Guarani or Tupi words y (water) and ûasú (big). Legend has it that a god planned to marry a beautiful aborigine named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In rage, the god sliced the river creating the waterfalls, condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.














Iguazú Falls, called Foz do Iguaçu in Brazilian, and Cataratas del Iguazú in Spanish.The best times to see Iguazu Falls are in the spring and fall. Summer is intensely tropically hot and humid, and in winter the water level is considerably lower.

Position: Latitude (DMS): 25° 40' 60 S ,Longitude (DMS): 54° 25' 60 W









Zoom through QuickTime virtual reality of the falls!

(You need QuickTime to view the virtual reality. Get it here.)

Sources: Wikipedia
About.com
Greatest Places
Science and Soul

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