Iguazu Falls Facts
- Waterfall Name: Iguazu Falls
- Type of Waterfall: Cataract Waterfall
- Waterfall Height: 269 Feet
- Total Drops: 275
- Location: Argentina and Brazil, South America
- GPS Cordinates: 25°41’12″S 54°26’41″W
19 Iguazu Falls Facts for Kids
- Iguazu Falls is a waterfall in both Argentina and Brazil in South America.
- Iguazu Falls is most well-known for being one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.
- 80% of the Iguazu Falls is in Argentina and 20% is in Brazil.
- On the Argentina side, the Iguazu Falls waterfall is in the Argentine province of Misiones.
- On the Brazil side, the Iguazu Falls waterfall is in the Brazilian state of Paraná.
- Iguazu Falls is a cataract type of waterfall. A cataract is a very powerful waterfall.
- Iguazu Falls is part of the watercourse of the Iguazu River.
- The first European to discover Iguazu Falls was Spanish explorer Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in 1541.
- The highest point of the Iguazu Falls waterfall is 306 feet.
- The widest point of the Iguazu Falls waterfall is 8,858 feet.
- Iguazu Falls waterfall is one of the widest waterfalls in the world.
- The Iguazu Falls waterfall has 275 different water drops.
- The Iguazu Falls is the largest waterfall system in the world with 275 different waterfall drops.
- All the different water drops at Iguazu Falls collectively create a series of rainbows. The rainbows are created by the mist produced by the waterfalls and sunlight.
- The average water flow rate for the Iguazu Falls waterfall is 62,010 cubic feet per second.
- Iguazu Falls waterfall has the ninth largest flow rate in the world.
- The highest water flow rate recorded at the Iguazu Falls waterfall was over 1.6 million cubic feet per second.
- The most intense part of the Iguazu Falls waterfall is called the Devil’s Throat.
- It’s estimated that half of the water flow from the Iguazu River falls through the Devil’s Throat.
Pictures of Iguazu Falls Waterfall
A picture of tourists at Iguazu Falls waterfall.
A pictute of the side of Iguazu Falls waterfall.
A picture of Iguazu Falls waterfall from above.
Additional Resources on the Iguazu Falls Waterfall
- About Iguazu Falls – Learn about the Iguazu Falls waterfall on the RipioTurismo’s website.
- Facts About Iguazu Falls – Discover more awesome facts about Iguazu Falls on the Beautiful World website.
- Virtual Tour of Iguazu Falls – Visit Iguazu Falls from the comfort of your home with this virtual tour from Air Pano.
- Iguazu Falls – Wikipedia – Explore the Wikipedia entry for Iguazu Falls to learn more about this waterfall.