Represa Hidroelectrica Itaipu Binacional, Ciudad Del Este

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See a feat of engineering that stands in testament to the collaboration of two neighboring countries at Represa Hidroelectrica Itaipu Binacional, one of the world's largest hydroelectric dams. This Parana River dam was completed in 1984 as a joint venture by Paraguay and Brazil. Visits to the facility include a guided tour of the structure, with explanations of its history, use, and importance. In 1994, the enormous and effective structure was named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers, and has even had a piece of music written in its honor by acclaimed American composer Philip Glass. Work out when and for how long to visit Represa Hidroelectrica Itaipu Binacional and other Ciudad Del Este attractions using our handy Ciudad Del Este holiday planner.
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  • This dam is currently the largest operating of its kind in the world and has been declared as one of the 7 modern wonders of the world. The entrance and bus tour are both FREE OF CHARGE and happen abo...  more »
  • Is proof that the man is able to overcome any obstacle when you want to, prepares, and have discipline, among many others, for me this is the biggest contribution that the military Government could leave this country.
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  • The hydroelectric dam of Itaipu (from Guaraní, 'stone that sounds') is binational Paraguay and Brazil, at their border on the River Paraná. It has a height of 120 m drop gross. Itaipu holds the title of "largest producer of energy from the planet" with more than 100,000,000 (higher than China's 3 gorges) MWh and its construction cost 36 billion dollars for the two countries partners in the 80s. The artificial lake of the dam contains 000 29 million cubic metres of water, with about 200 km of extension in a straight line, and an approximate area of 1400 km².
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