WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Angel Falls - The highest waterfall in the world

09-10-2019

(Worldkings.org) 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).

Canaima National Park (Parque Nacional Canaima in Spanish), in Venezuela, is home to the world's tallest waterfall, called Angel Falls, and also known as Salto Ángel.

With a height of 979 meters, and 807 meters of uninterrupted fall, this waterfall flows from Auyán Tepui and its name in Pemon language means "waterfall of the deepest place".


Canaima National Park was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994 and has an area of more than 30,000 km2. 

The name "Angel Falls" was given by a Venezuelan in honor of Jimmie Angel, an American aviator who discovered this waterfall in 1937 when he flew over it with his small plane.

This waterfall was one of the 28 finalists in the choice of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. 

Although this waterfall is one of the most-visited tourist attractions in the country, it is difficult to access, since the trip is quite complicated. As the area is surrounded by a dense forest, the only way to get there is by taking a small plane from the country's capital or from Ciudad Bolivar.

An interesting fact: Pixar used this waterfall as an inspiration for their animated film 'Up', where the protagonist tries to take his house to the top of the 'Paradise Falls', in a clear allusion to Angel Falls.

According to smartwatermagazine


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