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Iguazu Falls

Bodies of water

Iguazú Falls or Iguaçu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentine province of Misiones and the Brazilian state of Paraná. Together, they make up the largest waterfall system in the world. The falls divide the river into the upper and lower Iguazu. The Iguazu River rises near the city of Curitiba. For most of its course, the river flows through Brazil; however, most of the falls are on the Argentine side. Below its confluence with the San Antonio River, the Iguazu River forms the boundary between Argentina and Brazil.


  • Geology and Geography 

  • Distribution of the falls between Argentina and Brazil 

  • Tourism 

  • Access 

  • Comparisons to other notable falls 

  • Portrayals in film