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Highest Waterfall in the World

Highest Waterfall in the World

The topic, Which is the Widest Waterfall in the World, What is the Widest Waterfall in the World, Which is Highest Waterfall in the World, Top 5 Biggest Waterfalls in the World an important part of the general awareness section of various competitive exams and Government exams.

What are the Types of Waterfalls?

No.-1. Cataract: A large, powerful waterfall.

No.-2. Horsetail: Descending water maintains some contact with bedrock.

No.-3. Plunge: Water descends vertically, losing contact with the bedrock surface.

No.-4. Block: Water descends from a relatively wide stream or river.

No.-5. Multi-step: A series of waterfalls one after another of roughly the same size each with its own sunken plunge pool.

No.-6. Segmented: Distinctly separate flows of water form as it descends.

No.-7. Cascade: Water descends a series of rock steps.

No.-8. Tiered: Water drops in a series of distinct steps or falls.

No.-9. Fan: Water spreads horizontally as it descends while remaining in contact with bedrock.

No.-10. Punchbowl: Water descends in a constricted form and then spreads out in a wider pool.

Famous Waterfalls in the World

No.-1. Given below are some of the famous waterfalls in the world.

No.-2. Iguazu Falls – forms a border between Argentina and brazil. It is the largest waterfall system in the world.

No.-3. Victoria Falls – One of the Seven natural wonders of the world by CNN. It is in South Africa on the Zambezi river and shares the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

No.-4. Kaieteur Falls – is in Guyana. It is twice as high as Victoria Falls and 5 times higher than Niagara Falls.

No.-5. Niagara Falls – share the international border of Canada and the United States and lie in the states of new york and province of Ontario. It is a collective name of three waterfalls.

No.-6. Angel Falls – are the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfalls.

Widest Waterfall in the World

List of Famous Waterfalls in the World, Most Famous Waterfalls in the World, 10 Famous Waterfalls in the World, List of Famous Waterfalls in the World PDF gives the list of major world famous waterfalls and their location. It also covers other details regarding important waterfalls, like the world largest waterfalls and untouched highest ones.

WATERFALL CITY COUNTRY NAME AREA OR MEASUREMENT
Niagara falls Ontario/ New York Between Border of two countries. Canada/ USA. Capacity of 7000 Cubic meters
Victoria falls Zambia Zimbabwe. Height 108 metre
Kaieteur falls Potaro Guyana 741 ft tall & 370 ft wide.
Yosemite falls National Park, California USA One of tallest in world 2425 ft.(739 m)
Angel falls Canaima Venezuela
Iguazu falls Puerto On border of Brazil & Argentina. Height 979 metre
Kaieteur falls Guyana Guyana Height 226 metre
Golden falls Iceland Iceland
Sutherland falls Fiordland New zealand Height 580 metre
Nohkalikai falls Cheerapunji India Height 335 metre
Ban gioc detain falls On Border between China & vietnam. Height 60 metre
Dudhsagar falls Goa India Height 310 metre
Jog waterfalls Karnatka India Height 259 metre
Nohsngithiang waterfall Meghalaya India Height 315 metre
Thosegharh waterfall Maharashtra India Height 500 metre
Athirappily falls Kerla India Height 24 metre
Courtallam Tamilnadhu India Height 160 metre
Talakona waterfalls Sri Venkateswara,

Andhra Pradesh.

India Height 270 ft.
Khandadhar waterfalls Orissa India Height 244 metre
Chitrakoot waterfalls Chhattisgarh India Height 200 metre
Langshiang falls Meghalaya India Height 340 metre
Thalaiyar falls Tamilnadhu India Height 297 metre
Vantawng falls Mizoram India
Umbrella falls Maharashtra India Height 45 metre

Hogenakkal fall

Tamilnadu India
Colonial Creek falls Washington U.S. Height 783 metre
Comet falls Washington U.S. Height 116 metre
Feather falls California U.S.A. Height 125 metre
Johannesburg falls Washington U.S. Height 2400 ft.
Nachi falls Nachikatsuura Japan Height 497 metre
Tugela falls Kwazulu-Natal South Africa Height 948 metre
Vinnufossen falls Romsdal Norway Height 860 metre
Haloku falls Hawaii U.S. Height 719 metre
Mutarazi falls Manicaland Zimbabwe Height 762 metre
Browne falls South Island New Zealand Height 836 metre
Alferd creek falls British Columbia Canada Height 700 metre
Spirefossen falls Fjordane Norway Height 690 metre
Elephant waterfall Shillong India Height 100 metre
Kempty waterfall Masoorie India Height 1364 metre
Barron waterfall Queensland Australia Height 125 metre
Blue nile waterfall Ethiopian platea Ethiopia Height 45 metre
Tres hermanas waterfall Junin Peru Height 914 metre
Mongefossen waterfall Romsdal County Norway Height 773 metre
Havasu waterfall U.S.A. Height 30 metre
Bridalveil California U.S.A. Height 188 metre
Seljalandsfoss Selfoss Iceland Height 40 metre
Mcway waterfall Julia Pfeiffer U.S.A. Height 24 metre
Cuquenan waterfall Venezuela Height 670 metre
Staubbach waterfall Luterbrunnen Switzerland Height 297 metre
Multnomah waterfall Corbett U.S.A. Height 189 metre
Baatara gorge waterfall In between Laqlouq & Tannourine Lebanon Height 255 metre
Almere waterfall California U.S.A. Height 12 metre
Palouse waterfall Washington U.S.A.
Cachoeria da pedra furada Amazonas Brazil Height 30 metre
Gaping gill waterfall North Yorkshire England Height 105 metre
Cascadas de agua azul Tumbala Mexico
Hanging lake waterfall Colorado U.S.A.
Plitvice waterfalls Croatia
Salto del agrio water fall Salto del Rio Agrio Argentina Height 60 metre
Magod falls Karnataka India Height 650 ft
 

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