The largest waterfalls in the world.
The largest waterfall in the world is considered Angel. The waterfall is 979 meters high and is located in the tropical forests of Venezuela. It was discovered in 1933 by a pilot named James Angel, who flew an airplane in this area in search of ore deposits. Later in 1937, James returned and tried to land at the top of the mountain, but the plane was damaged on landing, so he, his wife and several of his companions had to walk home for 11 days. This waterfall in December 2009 was renamed by the President of Venezuela, to the waterfall Kerepakupai-meru, which corresponds to its local name, but in other countries it is also called Angel. In addition to being the highest waterfall in the world, it is also the most difficult to reach, because you can only get there by air or river. So, if you want to see the largest waterfall on earth, then a tour of the river will cost you at least $ 300, but still the sight is worth it.
Tugela Waterfall is the second largest waterfall in the world after Achnel. It consists of five falling cascades, the largest of which is 411 meters. The total height of the Tugela waterfall is 948 meters, while its width is only 15 meters. The waterfall is located in the province of Natal, South Africa. The waterfall got its name from the Tugera River, which originates high in the mountains and descending, it forms the Tugela Waterfall. Also, only 2 trails lead to the waterfall, which takes 6-8 hours to overcome in one direction.
The waterfall “Three Sisters” is located in Peru and is so called because it has three tiers of falling water. The height of the waterfall becomes 914 meters, which makes it the third highest waterfall in the world. The width of the waterfall becomes only 14 meters. The waterfall is completely surrounded by a forest, the trees of which reach 30 meters in height.
The first three waterfalls were presented as the highest waterfalls in the world, as for the Guari waterfall, its height is only 34 meters, but it can be called large because of its amount of passing water. This waterfall carries 13.3 thousand cubic meters of water per second, which makes it the largest waterfall. It is located on the border of Brazil and Paraguay. The history of this waterfall is not very well known, it is said that it was discovered by an unknown gold seeker, and data about the waterfall was transmitted between people until it was officially registered by an Italian expedition.
The most famous waterfall in the world, which can be called large because of its width, which is 1200 meters, but it is only 53 meters high. Niagara Falls is considered the most beautiful waterfall in the world, because the sight from it is simply indescribable. The roar of the waterfall can be heard for many kilometers, and the person who will stand near it will not hear anything else except the waterfall, because of this, its name went-Niagara, because in Iroquois, the language of the tribe living in the United States, “Niagara” is translated as – “Rumbling water”.
Another equally famous waterfall is Victoria. This waterfall is located in South Africa, on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. The height of Victoria becomes 108 meters, and the width is about 1800 meters, which is even wider than Niagara Falls. In 1855, an explorer named David Livingston saw the waterfall and decided to name it after Queen Victoria.
Another big waterfall is the Iguazu. It is also called the eighth wonder of the world, and this is not surprising, because it is very beautiful. Iguazu is located on the border of Argentina and Brazil. The name comes from the words in the Guarani language, which means “Big Water”. The height of the waterfall is 82 meters, and the width is more than 4000 thousand meters, which is very much higher than the famous Niagara. The waterfall was discovered in 1541, when a Spanish conquistador named Alvaro Caseso was looking for gold in this area. It’s hard to imagine, but every hour this waterfall spews 1 billion tons of water.