Organic wonders – Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls, Iguazú Falls, Iguassu Falls, or Iguaçu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentina province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. The falls divide the river into the upper and lessen Iguazu. The Iguazu River rises in close proximity to the metropolis of Curitiba. For most of its course, the river flows via Brazil, nonetheless, most of the falls are on the Argentine facet. Below its confluence with the San Antonio River, the Iguazu River forms the boundary concerning Argentina and Brazil.
The identify “Iguazu” arrives from the Guarani or Tupi text “y”, meaning “drinking water”, and “ûasú”, meaning “significant”. Legend has it that a deity planned to marry a lovely lady named Naipí, who fled with her mortal lover Tarobá in a canoe. In a rage, the deity sliced the river, generating the waterfalls and condemning the enthusiasts to an everlasting drop. The 1st European to report the existence of the falls was the Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541.
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