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Highest Waterfall in the World


Tallest Waterfall in the United States


World's Highest Waterfall



Angel Falls (Salto Ángel) in Venezuela is the highest waterfall in the world. The falls are 3230 feet in height with an uninterrupted drop of 2647 feet. Angel Falls is located on a tributary of the Rio Caroni. The falls are formed when the tributary stream falls from the top of Auyantepui (a tepui is a flat-topped structure surrounded by cliffs - similar to a mesa).

Angel Falls in Venezuela viewed from a distance. Image © iStockphoto / FabioFilzi

Location of Angel Falls in eastern Venezuela. CIA FactBook Map.



Tallest Waterfall in the United States



Yosemite Falls in California is the tallest waterfall in the United States. It is located in Yosemite National Park and has a vertical drop of 2425 feet.

Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park. Image © iStockphoto / SashaBuzko




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A view of Angel Falls from a location near the base. This image by Tomaszp is used here under a Creative Commons License.




US United States Forest Service Map showing the location of Yosemite National Park.


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