Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, South Region, Brazil

🇧🇷 Foz do Iguaçu is a Brazilian city situated on the border of Iguaçu Falls. The city is the 7th largest in the state of Paraná. It is approximately 650 km (400 mi) west of the capital of the state, Curitiba, being the westernmost city in that state.

The Iguaçu Falls located on the border of Argentina and Brazil and consisting of approximately 257 individual waterfalls 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 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 Iguazú 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 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. Foz do Iguaçu has been noted as a destination by various national and international media: the British newspaper The Guardian considered it is the best foreign destination for the UK. The U.S. TV network CNN classified it as one of the 14 most romantic destinations.

Foz do Iguaçu is home of the Itaipu dam, the world's second largest hydroelectric plant in power generation, after the Three Gorges Dam in China. With 20 generator units and 14,000 MW of installed capacity, it provides approximately 15% of the energy consumed in Brazil and 86% of the energy consumed in Paraguay. The city has a low crime rate by Brazilian standards.

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Foz do Iguaçu has a population of over 258,000 people. Foz do Iguaçu also forms part of the wider Triple Frontier metropolitan area which has a population of over 950,000 people.

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Twin Towns - Sister Cities Foz do Iguaçu has links with:

🇪🇸 Jerez de la Frontera, Spain 🇵🇸 Jericho, Palestine 🇨🇳 Wuhan, China 🇨🇳 Yichang, China
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Antipodal to Foz do Iguaçu is: 125.544,25.432

Locations Near: Foz do Iguaçu -54.4559,-25.4317

🇵🇾 Ciudad del Este -54.617,-25.517 d: 18.7  

🇦🇷 Puerto Iguazú -54.576,-25.606 d: 22.8  

🇧🇷 Toledo -53.739,-24.738 d: 105.7  

🇧🇷 Cascavel -53.454,-24.964 d: 113.5  

🇧🇷 São Miguel do Oeste -53.508,-26.719 d: 171.6  

🇧🇷 Umuarama -53.318,-23.764 d: 218.2  

🇧🇷 Naviraí -54.183,-23.05 d: 266.3  

🇧🇷 Amambai -55.228,-23.108 d: 270  

🇧🇷 Chapecó -52.66,-27.121 d: 259.5  

🇧🇷 Xanxerê -52.383,-26.883 d: 262.4  

Antipodal to: Foz do Iguaçu 125.544,25.432

🇯🇵 Naha 127.702,26.199 d: 19782.9  

🇯🇵 Urasoe 127.734,26.254 d: 19777.6  

🇯🇵 Ginowan 127.78,26.279 d: 19772.3  

🇯🇵 Okinawa City 127.793,26.343 d: 19768.3  

🇯🇵 Okinawa 127.809,26.409 d: 19763.9  

🇯🇵 Nago 127.978,26.592 d: 19739.8  

🇹🇼 Keelung 121.744,25.132 d: 19631.6  

🇹🇼 Yilan City 121.753,24.752 d: 19625.9  

🇹🇼 Taipei 121.547,25.031 d: 19610.6  

🇹🇼 New Taipei City 121.433,25 d: 19598.8  

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