Top 7 Largest Waterfalls in the World (with Map & Photos)

In this rating, you will find out which waterfalls are the largest in the world. Probably many people believe that Niagara Falls is considered the largest waterfall in the world, but this is not so, it is famous for its popularity solely due to competent advertising. There are both higher and wider waterfalls in the world, and maybe more beautiful, although, as they say, there is no dispute about tastes. " Top rating" writes about it.

Angel Falls


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Angel Falls, Largest Waterfall in the World

The largest waterfall in the world is 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 by plane in the area in search of ore deposits. Later in 1937, James returned and tried to land on the top of the mountain, but the plane was damaged during 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, Kerepakupai-meru waterfall, which corresponds to its local name, but in other countries it is also called Angel Falls. In addition to being the largest waterfall in the world, it is also the most difficult to access, because you can only get there by air or river. So if you want to see the largest waterfall on earth,

Tugela Waterfall


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Tugela waterfall, Largest Waterfall in the World

Tugela Falls is the second largest waterfall in the world after Ahnel. 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 African Republic. The waterfall got its name from the Tughera river, which originates high in the mountains and descends, it forms the Tugela waterfall. Also, only 2 trails lead to the waterfall, to overcome which it takes 6-8 hours one way.

Three Sisters Waterfall


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Three Sisters Waterfall, Largest Waterfall in the World

The Three Sisters waterfall is located in Peru and is so called because it has three tiers of water fall. 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 whose trees reach 30 meters in height.

Guaira Falls


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Guaira Falls, Largest Waterfall in the World

The first three waterfalls were presented as the highest waterfalls in the world, that before the Guaira Falls, 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 prospector, and data about the waterfall was passed between people until it was officially registered by an Italian expedition.

Niagara Falls


Largest Waterfall in the World
Niagara Falls, Largest Waterfall in the World

The most famous waterfall in the world, which can be called large due to 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 spectacle from it is simply indescribable. The roar of the waterfall is heard for many kilometers, and the person who will stand near it, except for the waterfall, will hear nothing more, because of this its name went - Niagara, because in Iroquois, the language of a tribe living in the United States, "Niagara" is translated as - "Rumbling Water".

Victoria Falls


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Victoria Falls, Largest Waterfall in the World

Another equally famous waterfall is Victoria. This waterfall is located in South Africa, on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Victoria's height becomes 108 meters, and its width is about 1800 meters, which is wider even beyond Niagara Falls. In 1855, a researcher named David Livingston saw the waterfall and decided to name it after Queen Victoria.

Iguazu Falls


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Iguazu Falls, Largest Waterfall in the World

Another big waterfall is 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 4,000 thousand metro, which is much higher than the famous Niagara. The waterfall was discovered in 1541, when a Spanish conquistador named Alvaro Caseso was looking for gold in the area. It is hard to imagine, but every hour this waterfall spews 1 billion tons of water.