Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1144

Iguazu National Park is located in northeastern Argentina near the borders with Paraguay and Brazil. It has an area of 550 km2. The semi-circular waterfall at the heart of the park is 80 m high and 2,700 m in diameter, and it is situated on a basaltic line along the border between Argentina and Brazil. The park is made up of many cascades that produce vast sprays of water and has one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The surrounding subtropical rainforest has more than 2,000 species of vascular plants and is home to the typical wildlife of the region, including tapirs, giant anteaters, howler monkeys, ocelots, jaguars and caimans.

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