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Foz De Iguacu, Brazil

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Foz De Iguacu, Brazil
Foz do Iguaçu (Iguazu River Mouth) the city is the 7th largest in the state of Parana. The city's population is approximately 265,000 inhabitants. It is located approximately 650 km (400 mi) west of the capital of the state, Curitiba, being the westernmost city in that state.
The inhabitants of the city are known as iguaçuenses. The Iguaçu Falls located on the border of Argentina and Brazil and consisting of approximately 257 individual falls over 2.7 km (1.7 mi) were chosen as one of the “New natural Seven Wonders of the world."
The city is characterized by tourism and its cultural diversity. There are about 80 nationalities, being the most representative from Italy, Portugal, Lebanon, China Paraguay and Argentina. Foz do Iguaçu is integrated into a tri-national region, bordering the Argentine city of Puerto Iguazu and the Paraguayan city of Ciudad del Este. The city's economy is based on tourism, with emphasis on trade and services.
According to research conducted by the Brazilian Tourist Institute (Embratur) and the Foundation Institute of Economic Research (FIFE) in 2006, 2007 and 2008, Foz do Iguaçu was considered the 2nd most visited leisure destination by foreign tourists after Rio de Janeiro. In 2010, it received from the Brazilian ministry of Tourism 10 awards for Best Practices and Competitiveness Index. The Foz do Iguaçu Destination have been noted by various national and international media. The British newspaper The Guardin says it is the best foreign destination for the UK. The U.S. World Network CNN classifies it as one of the 14 most romantic destinations.
Foz do Iguaçu is home of the Itaipu dam, the world's largest hydroelectric plant in power generation. With 20 generator units and 14,000 MW of installed capacity, it provides approximately 17% of the energy consumed in Brazil and 75% of consumption in Paraguay.

Foz do Iguassu is a city of about 300 thousand inhabitants. It is characterized by tourism and its cultural diversity. There are about 80 nationalities, being the most representative from Lebanon, China, Paraguay and Argentina.
Foz do Iguassu is integrated into a tri-national region, bordering the Argentine city of Puerto Iguassu and the Paraguayan city of Ciudad del Este. The city’s economy is based on tourism, with emphasis on trade and services.
According to research conducted by the Brazilian Tourist Institute (Embratur) and the Foundation Institute of Economic Research (FIFE) in 2006, 2007 and 2008, Foz do Iguassu was considered the “Second most visited leisure destination by foreign tourists” after Rio de Janeiro. In 2010, it received from the Ministry of Tourism 10 awards for Best Practices and Competitiveness Index. The Foz do Iguassu Destination have been noted by various national and international media. Guia Quatro Rodas mentions it as one of the best attractions of Brazil. The Guardian Journal/England says it is the best foreign destination for the UK. The World Network (CNN USA) classifies it as one of the 14 most romantic destinations. Tour Film Brazil Art & Tur from Barcelos/Portugal, among other, also make note of it. All of this only in the last two years.
The Rolling Stone magazine labeled it as “Foz do Iguassu is a fantastic city. For tourists, it comes down to the falls and shopping and for the keen observers, it is our Babel, with an ethnic diversity worthy of the world’s greatest cities”
Besides the well-known tourist attractions, Foz do Iguassu has numerous options for sightseeing, leisure, dinning and a quite busy nightlife.

 

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