Iguaçu National Park


Iguaçu National Park

Infobox World Heritage Site
WHS = Iguaçu National Park


State Party = BRA
Type = Natural
Criteria = vii, x
ID = 355
Region = Latin America and the Caribbean
Year = 1986
Session = 10th
Danger = 1999-2001
Link = http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/355

Infobox_protected_area | name = Iguaçu National Park
iucn_category = II


caption = Iguazu Falls
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locator_y =
location = Paraná State, Brazil
nearest_city =
lat_degrees = 25
lat_minutes = 41
lat_seconds =
lat_direction = S
long_degrees = 54
long_minutes = 26
long_seconds =
long_direction = W
area = 1700 km²
established = 1939
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Iguaçu National Park is a national park in Brazil. It is best known for its waterfall (flowing at over 1000 m³/s, most of which lies in Argentina) and wildlife (especially bird-life) which includes rare and endangered species. This is a unique place in the world, with five kinds of forests and biosystems all in the same location. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

ee also

* Iguaçu
* Iguazu Falls
* Iguazú National Park

References

* [http://www.cataratasdoiguacu.com.br/ Official web site]
* [http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/355 Official UNESCO website]
* [http://www.wcmc.org.uk/protected_areas/data/wh/iguacu.html WCMC-UNEP]


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