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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Iguassu Falls Area Facts

Facts At a Glance

Population of the Tri-Fron: 1 million inhabitants. That includes Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil and Puerto Iguazu, Argentina plus the Paraguayan side that will soon be bigger and more populous than the Argentine and Brazilian side together. Cities on the Paraguayan side in the Tri-Fron Iguassu Falls Area: Ciudad del Este, Presidente Franco, Hernandarias, Mingá Guazu. Paraguayans are talking of a Ciudad del Este Metropolitan Area

Population of Foz do Iguaçu: 280,000 inhabitants
Population of Paraguayan cities: 600,000 give and take;
Population Argentine side: Puerto Iguazu: 55,000
Languages: Portuguese official in Foz do Iguaçu. Spanish widely understood. English at most hotels. Arabic understood by Arab community in restaurants, shawarma places, shops, mosques, downtown.  Chinese, Guarani also heard. Spanish and Guarani in Paraguay; Spanish in Puerto Iguazú with many Guarani speakers.

Currency: In Foz do Iguaçu Brazilian Real (R$), official;
Other currencies accepted: Argentine Peso, Paraguayan Guarani, US dollar, Euro. Peso (P$) in Puerto Iguazu, US Dolars, Reais,Guarani, Euros accepted; Guarani (G$) is the official Paraguayan money. Paraguay's Casas de Cambio will buy and sell and exchange other currencies as well: Canadian, Chilean, Uruguayan, Euro, Krone (etc).

Foz do Iguaçu urban area in square kilometers: 191,46 km2
Rural area 138,17 km2
City area occupied by the Iguassu National Park 138,60 km2
City area occupied by the Itaipu Dam Reservoir 149,10 km2
Acaray Island Area 0,38 km2
Total city area in square kilometers: 617,71 km2
City limits: to the North with Itaipulandia, Southward with Argentina, to the East with Santa Terezinha and São Miguel do Iguaçu, to the West with Paraguay.

Geographical location: 25° 32’45” S, 54° 35’07” W

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