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A memorable experience and a spectacle of nature they are considered a wonder of the world. These falls originated 200 thousands years ago in the place that today is known as “the 3 frontiers” marked with stone pillars, where the Iguazú river and the Paraná river meet.
A geological fault produced on the Paraná riverbed made the outlet of the Iguazú river become an abrupt cascade approximately 80 meters high.
From that point, where the falls originate to where the Devil’s Throat is located today, covers 23 kilometers. This is due to the slow process of erosion, however the steep drop which defines them as waterfalls remains.Iguazú River
For Julio Núñez Fragment of the book “Iviraretá, país de los árboles”.
This river forms part of the North Limit of the Misiones Province. Its name means “Big Water” and was given by the Guarani aboriginees, who admired the huge mass of water which throws itself forming the Falls of the same name.
The mouth of the Iguazú river is in the Sea Mountain range, only from a few kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean and at a height of approximately 900 meters from sea level. Its firsts tributaries begin near the city of Curitiba, capital of the Paraná State, from where it received the name Big River of Curitiba that it has in Brazil.
The Iguazú river has an approximate length of 1.300 kilometres, with 1.205km exclusively in Brazil and 115km used as a frontier between Argentina and Brazi,. starting with when the Iguazú River receives the San Antonio river as a tributary and finishing when it flows into the Paraná river. On its way through the Brazilian landscape it forms numerous Falls, very picturesque but with less importance than the Iguazú Falls. Some of these are, the Cayacanga, a fall with a height of 10 meters, the Do Funil fall with 12 meters, the Passo fall; the Santiago, of great height and beauty, Osorio fall, Caxías and the Faraday falls
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