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The Iguassu Falls

Though not the biggest or highest waterfall in the world, the Iguassu Falls provide the grandest spectacle. There are 275 separate channels through which the water cascades 72m down into a narrow gorge named La Garganta del Diablo or 'Devil's Throat'. Since it lies on the border between Argentina and Brazil, the 3-kilometre-wide waterfall can be viewed from two sides, like the Niagara Falls.
From November to March, at the height of the rainy season, around 13.6 million litres of water pour into the Devil's Throat every second! This is enough to fill six Olympic-sized swimming pools. And the thunderous noise of the Falls in full flood can be heard over a distance of 24 km. 'Iguassu' means 'big water' in the local language. The natives believe that a god ripped open a gorge in the earth to make the waterfall.

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