Panoramic View of Iguazu Falls on Acrylic Fridge Magnet
You can see an enthralling view of the Iguazu Falls on the acrylic fridge magnet displayed above. Iguazu Falls are the gorgeous waterfalls of the Iguazu River that sits on the border between Parana in Brazil and the province Misiones in Argentina. These waterfalls segregate the river into lower and upper Iguazu; the river emerges close to Curitiba and runs through Brazil for a major portion of its course. Iguazu waterfalls are amongst the top-notch tourist attractions in the world and are regarded as one of the "new wonders of the world."
Etymology of Iguazu
The name Iguazu is derived from the Tupi or Guarani words "was u" and "y." The word "y" means water and "was u" means big, hence, Iguazu means "big water." A local fable states that a god wanted to marry a very pretty woman named Naipi but destiny had something else in store for her. Naipi eloped with her lover Taroba and ran away in a canoe. When that god came to know of what had happened, he was infuriated and in his anger, he sliced the river and the Iguazu waterfalls were created.
More Info on Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls are divided between Argentine and Brazil in a way that it appears like a candy cane or a reversed letter J; the falls stretch over two miles in a semicircle. The Iguazu Falls consist of a total of two hundred and seventy five smaller falls. Of these falls, the Devil's Throat is the tallest and is at a height of around eighty meters.