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The name "Rio Iguaçu" (Iguassu River) come from the indian term that means "big water". It´s the most well know river from Paraná's state, southern Brazil. It's nascent is in the Curitiba's (Paraná's capital) plateau, nearby the "Serra do Mar" (Sea's Sierra). After 1.320Km, the river flow into the "Rio Paraná" (Paraná River), and divide Paraná and its neighbour state Santa Catarina, and consist in a border between Brasil (Paraná) and Argentina. "Rio Iguçu" generates 12,9 millions of KW hydroelectric energy to the southern region of Brazil! (In one single hidroelectric station, Itaipú.)

The great attraction of this river is the "Cataratas do Iguaçu" (Iguassu Falls), for sure. It has been discovered in 1541, and it is 27Km from the brazilian city of "Foz do Iguaçu", and consist in 275 falls with 70 meters average high and 2.780 meters large! It deserves a big WOW, you are right!

I took this picture in Tamanduá region, around 50km from Curitiba, so, far from the falls. I´ve been there in the falls maybe 6 times, but I was not a photo addicted like today. So, I´m in debt. I promisse to do something next time to post here. But there are already nice posts here from others!
If you are planning to visit Brazil, don´t miss the wonderful "Iguaçu Falls"!
Regards!

Zeca

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Additional Photos by Jose A Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2801 W: 157 N: 4803] (19762)
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