Iguazu Falls (Iguazú Falls, Iguassu Falls, Iguaçu Falls, or Yguazú Falls) Postage Stamps

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Iguazu Falls (Iguazú Falls) is the spanish name. In Brasil it referred to as Iguassu Falls or Iguaçu Falls (Portugese). and in Paraguay it is referred as Yguazú Falls (In guarani language, the term “Iguazú” means “great waters”).

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It was discovered in 1541 by Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and established in 1984 as Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

It is Situated in Iguazú National Park, some 20 km. from Puerto Iguazú in the north of the province, these falls are shared by Brazil and Argentina. Iguazú is made up of 150 to 270 subsidiary falls that stretch across a two mile area of Argentina and Brazil.

History of The Iguazu Waterfalls

In 1541 by European explorer Cabeza de Vaca, discovered the Iguazu Falls were initially named “waterfalls of Saint Mary” but morphed into their traditional Indian name over time. The banks of the Iguazu River were once inhabited by the Caigangue Indians. It was only in 1916 that the gentleman who publicized Iguazu diligently appeared, and Alberto Dumont, an aviation pioneer, was responsible for converting the area into a national park.
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Argentina postal envelop

The 1900 5¢ postal stationery letter sheet with brown view of Iguazú Falls, with multiple falls and rocks at left .