Which country has the tallest waterfall in the world?


From the Falls of Niagara, Canada, to Dettifoss, Iceland, and Iguazu, between Argentina and Brazil, to the Marmore Falls in Italy. The waterfalls are one of the most beautiful gifts nature can give us, whether we are in a rainforest or in a rocky or lunar landscape, they are all breathtaking!

Here and there there are an infinite number of waterfalls in the world, which are among the most impressive natural beauties on the planet. Each is somehow majestic and characteristic and shows us the power of nature.
There are some that are definitely to be seen! So take your backpack and rain jacket and let's go! Here we show you 15 magical waterfalls :

Angel waterfall, Venezuela

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With its 978 m height, this waterfall is the highest in the world. It has been declared sacred by the Indians and gets its name from the American pilot Jimmy Angel who discovered it when he crashed on the Auya-Tepui plateau, “the mountain of the god of the sea”.

Niagara Falls, Canada

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The Niagara Falls are located in the north-east of America, between the United States and Canada, and are probably one of the world's most famous tourist spots. These are not the highest (52 m jump) the surrounding stage setting is simply great thanks to the performance and the impressive amount of water.

Vittoria Falls, Africa

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These waterfalls arise from the Zambezi River and then go along the border of Zambia and Zimbawie. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and have a fall height of around 130 m and the patter can be heard from afar. The locals call it “the river that thunders”.


Ruacana waterfalls, Africa

If you Namibia When exploring on an adventurous safari, you absolutely have to visit one of the most powerful African waterfalls: the drop height is 120 m in the middle of one of the wildest areas on the continent.

Iguazu Falls, Argentina and Brazil

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These are the greatest waterfalls in the world, and they were also the location of 007 and Indiana Jones. It is a system of 275 waterfalls which are up to 70 m high and are strung together for about 3 km along the Iguazu River (of “Y” water and “guasu” large), on the border of Argentina and Brazil.

The “Devil's Gorge” at a height of 150 m is the most famous of the Iguazu Falls.

Kaieteur waterfalls, Guyana

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These great waterfalls are located in South America along the Potaro River and in the interior of the Kaieteur National Park. The height of fall is around 250 m and 650 m3 of water fall per second.

Waterfalls of the Marbles, Italy

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In Umbria, a few km from Terni, you can see this waterfall in a big one Nature park see with a controlled flow. This is one of the highest waterfalls in Europe and has a total height difference of 165 m, which is divided into three heights. Its name comes from the salts of calcium carbonate which are in the rocks and the white marble resemble.

Dettifoss waterfall, Iceland

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Dettifoss is the largest waterfall in Iceland and one of the largest in Europe. It is located inside the Vatnajokll National Park and rises from the Jökulsá river. Several waterfalls arise from this river: the first is Selfoss (about 10 m high) then follows the Dettifoss which falls from 44 m height on a front of 100 and then continues through the gorge to the North Sea and thus forms a third waterfall, the Hafragilsfossche, this itself forms two more waterfalls.

Skogafoss waterfall, Iceland

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The Skógafoss waterfalls are also located in Iceland and are the most beautiful in the area. The height of the fall is about 60 m and a legend tells that anyone who comes into contact with it will find an object that has been lost for a long time.

Waihilau Waterfall, USA

This waterfall is located on the north-eastern bank of the Big Island in Hawaii, and with its 790 m drop is certainly one of the highest in the United States.

Havasu Waterfall, USA

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In Arizona Located, these waterfalls belong to the Havasupai tribe, the people of the green-blue waters. The waterfalls fall and form a natural swimming pool which inside maintains a constant temperature of 20 degrees.

Mardalsfossen, Norway

It is one of the highest waterfalls in Europe, from the Norway takes some of the electricity. Between June and August, the owners of the hydropower plant open the falls to offer the visitors the graph while enjoying a 45-minute walk.

Detian waterfall, China and Vietnam

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Wonderful waterfalls in the south-western province Guangxi of China, on the border of China and Vietnam. These are 200 m wide and 70 m high and are among the largest in Asia.

Mitchell Falls, Australia

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It is a series of waterfalls which one after the other plunge into a deep and sweet lake. The Mitchell Falls are one of them Mitchell River National Park, one of the oldest in Australia in an area considered sacred by the indigenous people. According to the various ancient traditions, some unearthly beings live in the formed lakes.

San Rafael Waterfall Ecuador

The San Rafael waterfalls are located at the foot of the Reventador volcano and have a height of over 150m. A splendid chart that is threatened by some Chinese projects such as the construction of the hydroelectric levees.

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Author: Elisa Anardu

"Anyone who does not travel has only read the first page of a book" To me, traveling means getting to know the culture of the destination in a sustainable way and far away from mass tourism. Environmentally friendly travel is necessary today and changes lifestyle. Three words: nature, animals and landscapes
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