A puzzle of 2,000 pieces where the magnificent waterfalls of Iguaçu National Park have been captured in a single photograph.
The Iguaçu National Park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional do Iguaçu) is a large park in the southwest of the Brazilian state of Paraná, near the border triangle between Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, where the rivers meet the Paraná and Iguaçu. In the south it borders the Argentine National Park Iguazú. Both names are derived from the Guarani words í (water) and Guazú (large). Near the park is the second largest dam in the world, the Itaipu Dam, fed by the Paraná river.
The park was created on January 10, 1939 and has an area of 185,262.2 hectares. It is famous for the 2,700 meters wide Iguazu Falls on the border with Argentina, which are a major tourist attraction. The most impressive part of this is the devil's throat (Portuguese garganta do diabo), an (almost) circular waterfall of 80 m high. Surrounding the waterfall is a subtropical rainforest with over 2,700 plant species. get the animals in the park such as the giant otter, the giant anteater, tapir, jaguar and caiman. The park is on the World Heritage List since 1986.