Last November 11, 2011, new seven wonders of nature were concluded based on the results from the worldwide voting contest at the N7W headquarters in Zurich.
Located amongst the nations of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela, Amazon Rainforest is voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
The Amazon Rainforest, also recognized as Amazonia, the Amazon jungle or the Amazon Basin, covers seven million square kilometers (1.7 billion acres), while the forest itself occupies some 5.5 million square kilometers (1.4 billion acres), sited within nine nations. The Amazon represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests and comprises the largest and most species-rich tract of tropical rainforest in the planet. The Amazon River is the biggest river in the world by volume, with a total flow greater than the top ten rivers worldwide combined. It accounts for roughly one-fifth of the total world river flow and has the biggest drainage basin on the planet. Not a single bridge crosses the Amazon.
Halong Bay is to be found in Quáng Ninh province, Vietnam. The bay is rich in limestone karsts and isles in different sizes and shapes. The bay has a 120 kilometer long coastline and is around 1,553 square kilometers in size with 1969 islets. Some of the islands are unoccupied, with enormous caves, other support floating villages of fishermen, who carry out the shallow waters for around 200 species of fish and 450 different kinds of mollusks. A further detailed characteristic of Halong Bay is the abundance of lakes within the limestone islands. All these island lakes occupy drowned dolines within fengcong karst.
Iguazu Falls, in Iguazu River, are one of the world’s largest waterfalls. Located in Argentina, Brazil, the falls extend more than 2,700 m (nearly 2 miles) in a semi-circular shape. The “Devil’s Throat” is the tallest at 80m in height of the 275 falls that collectively make up Iguassu Falls. Iguazu Falls are on the boundary between the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones, and are surrounded by two National Parks (BR/ARG). Both are subtropical rainforests that are habitats to hundreds of rare and endangered species of flora and fauna.
Jejudo, translated Korean for Jeju Province, is a volcanic island, located 130 km from the southern coast of Korea. The biggest island and smallest province in Korea, the land mass has a surface area of 1,846sqkm. A vital feature of Jeju Island is its tallest mountain in South Korea, Hallasan and a dormant volcano, which rises 1,950 m above sea level. Around 360 satellite volcanoes are around the main volcano.