It is not a surprise that the Iguazu Falls is now considered “One of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World”. The Iguazu Falls is located in Argentina & Brazil and borders Paraguay. Take a look at this article from the MercoPress Newspaper from Montevideo, Uruguay:
Iguazu Falls Chosen As One of the Natural Seven Wonders of the World
The Iguazú Falls located on the border of Argentina and Brazi and consisting of approximately 257 individual falls over 2.7 kilometres were chosen as one of the new natural seven wonders of the world in a contest in which thousands of people voted via text messages, by phone and online. The result will be made official in 2012 with a big celebration.
The majestic Devil’s Throat attracts thousands of tourists every year
The Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s throat) with its U-shape is undoubtedly the highlight of these majestic waterfalls. It is 82 metres high, 150 metres wide and 700 metres long, while the rest of the falls average 64 metres.
Iguazú (Bing River, in Guarani) Falls has long been one of Argentina and Brazil’s most popular touristic destinations. Over 2000 species of plants, 400 of birds and 70 mammals have been registered in the area.
The new seven wonders stemmed of the voting of 28 final candidates, chosen by a group of experts after analyzing over 450 bids. Voting ended on Friday November 11th 2011 at 11.11, and 11 seconds.
During a press conference to celebrate the election, Argentine Misiones province Governor Maurice Closs assured that the Iguazú Falls are “one of the world’s seven natural wonders” adding that the “the committee has sent us the provisional vote” that will be confirmed next year, and “sent us a certificate which stated that we are one of the new seven natural wonders”.
Closs explained that result will be made official early in 2012 with a big celebration. Likewise, he said that the celebrations will take place in the Iguazú Falls, in Buenos Aires and in Brasilia.
Alongside the Iguazú Falls, the Amazon River, Halong Bay in Vietnam, South Africa’s Mesa Mountain, the subterranean river in Puerto Princesa, Phillipines, Jeju Island in South Corea and Komodo, Indonesia also made the cut.