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Jan, 16/2019
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National Park

Iguassu National Park Brazil 
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GPS Location
About the Park
Location of the Park
 
 
GPS Location
-25.613138, -54.479076
 
About the Park
click to enlargeCreated originally to protect the world-famous Iguassu Falls, the approximately 185,265 hectares or (457,799 acres) 715mi² of the Park now represent about 80% of what remains of the once extensive subtropical rainforest that covered the southeastern part of the country. Despite its proximity to burgeoning cities such as Iguassu Falls and Cascavel, the Park still harbors a large array of its original fauna, including large predators such as jaguars (panthera onca) and pumas (puma concolor), and ungulates, such as wild pigs and tapirs (tapirus terrestris). Iguassu National Park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.

Iguassu National Park entrance fee is approximately USD $21.00 per person.

Number of visitors on the Brazilian side in the last 36 years:
1980 713.414
1981 708.984
1982 722.538
1983 420.778
1984 687.742
1985 875.861
1986 1.061.052
1987 1.084.205
1988 875.441
1989 863.171
1990 822.785
1991 647.318
1992 750.939
1993 868.748
1994 968.944
1995 822.241
1996 830.255
1997 734.617
1998 726.667
1999 839.883
2000 767.193
2001 735.775
2002 645.832
2003 764.709
2004 980.937
2005 1.084.239
2006 954.039
2007 1.055.433
2008 1.154.046
2009 1.070.072 (went down due to the global money crash in the previous year)
2010 1.265.000
2011 1.394.187
2012 1.535.382
2013 1.518.876
2014 1.550.607
2015 1.642.093
2016 1.560.792 (170 different countries)

Record of daily visitors:

2004 10.901
2009 12.388 (October 12th)
2009 12.513 (November first)
2010 14.326 (November 15th)
2011 16.672 (April)
2016 15.216 (February 26th)

Number of the main visitors in the Iguassu National park in 2011 (per country)
Brazil 751.353
Argentina 257.709
Paraguay 36.940
Spain 30.006
Germany 27.003
United States 26.946
France 26.706
England 19.730
China 16.479
Italy 16.206
Japan 15.584
Chile 15.552
Colombia 14.827
Uruguay 14.663
Australia 11.049
Others

 
Location: Brazil
Approximate time: open daily
Travel distance: 16 km from Iguassu Falls city center, Brazil.
Open: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
Location of the Park
click to enlargeIguassu National Park is located between the parallels 25 05 / 25  41 South and longitudes 53  40 / 54  38. Due to the location of the Iguassu Falls National Park in relation to the Tropic of Capricorn and the difference in altitudes in the Park, it has different types of vegetation. In the southwestern part of the Park (170 meters above sea level) there are many species typical of tropical rain forests and Atlantic rainforests. In the northeastern part of the park are found the pre-historic araucaria-angustifolia (umbrella pine tree) that grows in areas 500 meters above sea level, always surrounded by "Ilex paraguayensis" (mate tea). The northeastern part of the Iguassu Falls National Park is high between 700 and 800 meters above sea level.
See also: Subtropical rain forest

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 National Park bus system

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