International Conference of Agricultural Engineering
XXXVII Congresso Brasileiro de Engenharia Agrícola
ASABE ILES VIII

DATE: August 31st to September 4th - VENUE: Iguassu Falls City - PR - Brazil

TIPS AND TRICKS

Health
There are no compulsory health requirements for entry into Brazil. Precautions are advised for Yellow Fever, Typhoid, Polio and Malaria. We suggest you contact your local G.P. for current advice and recommendations or telephone one of the organisations listed below. You are advised to have full medical insurance cover.
Please note that if you are entering Brazil via Peru, Ecuador or Columbia, you will be required to provide an up to date yellow fever vaccination certificate for immigration purposes.

Distance from the Airport
Iguassu Falls City Airport is around 8 km from the venue of the Conference. Shuttle services will be available through the official agency tour.

Currency
Brazilian currency is R$ (real; plural: reais)
1 USD ˜ 1,80 R$; 1 EURO ˜ 2,6 R$

Climate
Ambient temperature during September varies between 17ºC (minimum) and 28ºC (maximum). It seldon rains during this time of the year.

Language
The official language of the conference is English.

Location: Western extreme of Paraná, at the border with Paraguay and Argentine - South Latitude 25º 32' 45" and West Longitude 54º 35' 07"

Limits: In the north with the Itaipulândia District, to the south with Argentina, to the east with the Santa Terezinha de Itaipu and São Miguel do Iguaçu Districts and to the west with Paraguay.

Altitude: average of 173 meters.

Topography: Presents gentle slopes, with clay soil, from eruptive origin, and which is deep and rich in organic matter.

Hydrography: nine hydrographic micro-basins, being seven of them within the Foz do Iguassu District perimeter. Main rivers: Paraná, Iguassu, Tamnduá, São João, Almada, M'Boicy and Monjolo, among others.

Forest: Rainforest in the area of the National Park and tropical riverside bushes at the rivers banks.

Time Zone: -3 hours in relation to the Greenwich Mean Time.

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