On the boarder between Argentina and Brazil
Legend has it that Indians believed the world was ruled by a god in the shape of a serpent called M'Boy. According to legend, the chief had a daughter named Naipi who supposedly made the river go still just by looking at her reflection because of her beauty. Naipi was promised to M'Boy as a sacrifice, but fell for a warrior named Taroba instead. When the betrothal took place, Taroba stole Naipi and escaped down the river. M'Boy found out about the betrayal and he drove his serpant body into the ground, creating the waterfalls......
Iguazu Falls, Iguazú Falls, Iguassu Falls, or Iguaçu Falls is a waterfall located on the boarder of Argentina in the province of Misiones, and Brazil in the state of Paraná . Being the second largest waterfall in the world, there is an upper and lower Iguazu. It is not just one waterfall, in fact several falls connected together. Iguazu means great water, and from November through March, the rainy seasons, the waterfall can go as high as 450,000 ft³/s.
The height: 269′
The elevation: 640′
The Flow Rate 62,010 ft³/s
The centerpiece of Iguazu Falls. 150 meters wide and 700 meters tall. In Devil's Throat alone, there are 14 waterfalls.
Volcanic activity thousands of years ago formed the Iguazu Falls. The first people to see Iguazu Falls were the Europeans in 1542, specifically Cabeza de Vaca while on an expedition, In 1916, Alberto Dunmont made the falls a national park.
In the rainforests that surround Iguazu Falls, there are 2,000 species of just plants.