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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Iguaçu National Park, Brazil
Iguaçu National Park, Brazil
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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Iguaçu National Park in Brazil shares with Iguazú National Park in Argentina the largest and arguably most impressive waterfalls in the world, the Iguazu Falls, which extend some 2700 meters. The national park is home to many rare and endangered flora and fauna, including the giant otter and the giant anteater.


Iguaçu National Park, Brazil
Iguaçu National Park, Brazil
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Iguaçu National Park was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the When submitting this site for inscription, the delegation representing Brazil indicated its wish to list Iguaçu National Park independently, without any link to the concept of transfrontier site. This is because Brazilian legislation did not allow for any commitment regarding joint management of national parks. The World Heritage Committee welcomed the willingness of Brazil to cooperate with Argentina in the conservation and preservation of Iguaçu National Park alongside Iguazu National Park across the border.


Iguaçu National Park
Iguaçu National Park
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Visiting Iguaçu National Park

Your base for visiting this World Heritage Site is Rio de Janeiro. From there, you can make the arrangement, either on your own or through a travel agency, to go to Iguaçu National Park. The Foz do Iguaçu International Airport is the airport on the Brazilian side serving the national park. It has direct flights from Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and other regional cities.


Iguaçu Viewpoint
Iguaçu Viewpoint
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Local Tour of Iguazu Falls

Find out about this 9-hour day tour of Iguazu Falls . This tour is conducted from the Argentinian side.


Bird at Iguaçu Falls
Bird at Iguaçu Falls
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: S 25 41 W 54 26 in Paraná State
Inscription Year: 1986
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VII, X


Iguaçu National Park, Brazil
Iguaçu National Park, Brazil
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