Foz do Iguaçu - PR

Informações básicas 

  • Population: 285,415 people
  • GDP per capita: R$ 69,247.40
  • Human Development Index (IDHM): 0.751
  • Source: IBGE

Foz do Iguaçu is located in the state of Paraná, in the southern region of the country. People born in Paraná are Paranaense. Those born in Foz do Iguaçu are iguaçuense. The municipality is strategically located on the triple border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The region stands out for the Iguaçu Falls and the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant. The city also plays a vital role in regional tourism, boosting the local economy and promoting cultural integration between neighboring countries. Foz do Iguaçu will host G20 activities.

The Iguaçu Falls are a set of around 275 waterfalls on the Iguaçu River, between the Iguaçu National Park in Paraná, Brazil, and the Iguazú National Park in Misiones, Argentina, on the border between the two countries. Photo: Zig Koch/MTur.


Foz do Iguaçu has a territorial area of 609.192 km2. The city is located in the west of the state of Paraná and is rich in history and culture. Its origins date back to colonial times, when the region was inhabited by indigenous peoples. With the expansion of colonization, it became a strategic point in the 20th century, especially during the construction of the São Paulo - Rio Grande Railway and, later, with the implementation of the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant. These historical landmarks shaped the identity of the city, which developed into an important regional center.

The majestic Iguaçu Falls, one of the natural wonders of the world, are the city's main tourist attraction. The Iguaçu National Park, where the falls are located, offers a unique experience, with hiking trails, boat trips and a rich fauna and flora. In addition, the municipality is a starting point for exploring the region, including the triple border and the Itaipu dam. Tourism is a crucial pillar for the local economy, providing jobs and contributing to the sustainable development of the community.

Foz do Iguaçu's subtropical climate directly influences the visitor experience. With hot, humid summers and mild winters, the city is pleasant all year round. The mild temperature in winter also attracts tourists looking to explore the region without the intense heat.

Foz do Iguaçu is much more than a tourist destination, it is a point of historical, economic and cultural convergence. Its importance is reflected in the preservation of its heritage, the dynamism of its economic activities and the hospitality of its people. By embracing its ecological and cultural heritage, the city stands out as an example of how the balance between development and conservation can create a thriving community that is attractive to visitors from all over the world.

Main tourist attractions

• Cataratas do Iguaçu - Iguazu Falls

• Parque Nacional do Iguaçu - Iguazu National Park

• Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant

• Three Borders Landmark

• Parque das Aves - Bird Park

• Chen Tien Buddhist Temple

• Foz do Iguaçu Mosque

• Iguazú National Park (Argentine side of the Iguazú Falls)

• IceBar Iguazú



Visit the Chen Tien Buddhist Temple, admire the beautiful statues and gardens and learn more about philosophy in one of the largest Buddhist temples in Latin America. Another good option is to visit the Parque das Aves (Bird Park), which focuses on the conservation of the birds of the Atlantic Rainforest, and have a truly immersive experience and connection with nature.


Being located in the heart of the Bacia do Prata (Silver Basin), which encompasses the Paraguay, Uruguay and Paraná rivers, the region has an abundance of fish, which are the stars of its gastronomy. Take the opportunity to try the pirá de Foz, a dish considered typical of the city.


Visit the Iguaçu Falls and feel the thrill of getting up close and wet in the waters of the largest waterfall complex in the world, with 275 falls. At the Itaipu Dam, you can contemplate the majestic architectural work of the world's largest hydroelectric plant in terms of annual energy production.


Enjoy the sunset from the viewpoint of the Three Borders Landmark, a magical place where Brazil shares a border with Argentina and Paraguay. This is the place where the friendship of these three nations is celebrated with the best of their cultures and gastronomy.


The Foz do Iguaçu/Cataratas International Airport is a strategic gateway for Brazil, connecting the city to national and international destinations, strengthening bonds, and boosting tourism in the country.


Foz do Iguaçu City Hall

Government of the State of Paraná

G20 events in Foz do Iguaçu

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