Sunday, August 29, 2010

Argentine Unesco

My 1st unesco cards from Argentina, both national parks, Los Glaciares National Park and Iguazu National Park. The 1st was declared as World Heritage Site in 2001 and the 2nd in 1984.

"The Perito Moreno Glacier is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in the south west of Santa Cruz province, Argentina. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentine Patagonia.
The 250 km2 (97 sq mi) ice formation, and 30 km (19 mi) in length, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system shared with Chile. This icefield is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water." - in: wikipedia

"The Iguazú National Park is a national park of Argentina, located in the Iguazú Department, in the north of the province of Misiones. It has an area of 550 km2 (212 sq mi).
The park was created in 1934 and it contains one of the greatest natural beauties of Argentina, the Iguazu Falls, surrounded by the subtropical jungle. Across the Iguazu River lies its Brazilian counterpart (Iguaçu National Park). Both sites were declared World Heritage Sites by Unesco, in 1984 and 1986." - in: wikipedia

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