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List of Highest Waterfall in the World

Waterfalls are formed in the upper course of a river where water flows over a vertical drop or a series of drops in the course of a stream or river. Here, we are giving a list of Highest Waterfall in the world in which we have covered the name, location, source/river and approx. height in meters for general awareness.
Jul 7, 2017 12:22 IST

Waterfalls are formed in the upper course of a river where water flows over a vertical drop or a series of drops in the course of a stream or river. Here, we are giving a list of Highest Waterfall in the world in which we have covered the name, location, source/river and approx. height in meters for general awareness.

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Highest Waterfall in the World

1. Angel (Salto Angel)  

Location: Canaima Nat'l Park, Venezuela  

Source/River: upper trib. of Rio Caroni   

Approx. Height (Meters): 979

2. Tugela   

Location: Natal Nat'l Park, South Africa    

Source/River: Tugela River   

Approx. Height (Meters): 947

3. Utigord (Utigordsfoss)       

Location: Norway

Source/River: glacier fed       

Approx. Height (Meters): 800

4. Monge (Mongefoss)  

Location: Marstein, Norway   

Source/River: Mongebeck     

Approx. Height (Meters): 774

5. Gocta Cataracts       

Location: Chachapoyas, Peru          

Approx. Height (Meters): 771

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6. Mutarazi (Mtarazi)   

Location: Nyanga Nat'l Park, Zimbabwe    

Source/River: Mutarazi River

Approx. Height (Meters): 762

7. Yosemite        

Location: Yosemite Nat'l Park, California, U.S.   

Source/River: Yosemite Creek        

Approx. Height (Meters): 739

8. Espelands (Espelandsfoss) 

Location: Hardanger Fjord, Norway 

Source/River: Opo River       

Approx. Height (Meters): 703

9. Lower Mar Valley (Ostra Mardolafoss)  

Location: Eikesdal, Norway    

Source/River: Mardals Stream       

Approx. Height (Meters): 655

10. Tyssestrengene      

Location: Odda, Norway        

Source/River: Tyssa River     

Approx. Height (Meters): 647

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11. Cuquenan (Salto Kukenan)      

Location: Kukenan Tepuy, Venezuela       

Source/River: Cuquenan River       

Approx. Height (Meters): 610

12. Sentinel        

Location: Yosemite Nat'l Park, California, U.S.   

Source/River: Sentinel Creek

Approx. Height (Meters): 610

13. Dudhsagar    

Location: Goa/Karnataka, India      

Source/River: Khandepar River      

Approx. Height (Meters): 600

14. Sutherland   

Location: Milford Sound, New Zealand     

Source/River: Arthur River   

Approx. Height (Meters): 580

15. Kjell (Kjellfossen)   

Location: Gudvanger, Norway

Source/River: Gudvangen Glacier  

Approx. Height (Meters): 561

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16. Kahiwa

Location: Molokai, Hawaii, U.S.      

Source/River: Unknown       

Approx. Height (Meters): 533

17. Takkakaw     

Location: Yoho Nat'l Park, B.C., Canada   

Source/River: Takkakaw Creek      

Approx. Height (Meters): 503

18. Ribbon

Location: Yosemite Nat'l Park, California, U.S.   

Source/River: Ribbon Stream         

Approx. Height (Meters): 491

19. King George VI      

Location: Guyana         

Source/River: Courantyne River     

Approx. Height (Meters): 488

20. Upper Mar Valley (Mardalsfossen)      

Location: nr. Eikesdal, Norway        

Source/River: Mardals Stream       

Approx. Height (Meters): 468

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21. Kaliuwaa (Sacred)  

Location: Pahu, Hawaii, U.S. 

Source/River: Kalanui Stream        

Approx. Height (Meters): 463

22. Della    

Location: Strathcona Provincial Park, B.C., Canada    

Source/River: Della Lake      

Approx. Height (Meters): 440

23. Gavarnie       

Location: nr. Lourdes, France

Source/River: Gave de Pau   

Approx. Height (Meters): 422

24. Cachoeira da Fumaça (Glass or Smoke)      

Location: Chapada Diamantia Nat'l Park, Brazil 

Approx. Height (Meters): 420

25. Giessbach     

Location: Bern, Switzerland  

Source/River: Giessbach River       

Approx. Height (Meters): 400

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26. Krimmler      

Location: Hohe Tauern Nat'l Park, Austria

Source/River: Krimmler Ache         

Approx. Height (Meters): 381

27. Vettis (Vettisfoss)  

Location: Jotunheimen, Norway     

Source/River: Utla (Trib. Mörkedola)       

Approx. Height (Meters): 370

28. Papalaua       

Location: Molokai, Hawaii, U.S.      

Source/River: Kawai Nui Stream    

Approx. Height (Meters): 366

29. Tin Mine       

Location: Kosciusko Nat'l Park, Australia 

Source/River: Tin Mine Creek        

Approx. Height (Meters): 360

30. Silver Strand (Widows' Tears)   

Location: Yosemite Nat'l Park, California, U.S.   

Source/River: Silver Strand Creek  

Approx. Height (Meters): 357

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31. Honokohau  

Location: Maui, Hawaii, U.S. 

Source/River: Honokohau Stream  

Approx. Height (Meters): 341

32. Wallaman      

Location: nr. Ingham, Australia      

Source/River: Wallaman Creek       

Approx. Height (Meters): 305

33. Spray Stream (Staubbachfalle) 

Location: Lauterburnnental, Switzerland 

Source/River: Staubbach Brook     

Approx. Height (Meters): 300

34. King Edward VIII   

Location: Guyana         

Source/River: Courantyne    

Approx. Height (Meters): 259

35. Gersoppa (Jog)       

Location: Western Ghats, India       

Source/River: Sharavati        

Approx. Height (Meters): 253

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36. Hunlen

Location: British Columbia, Canada         

Source/River: Atnarko River 

Approx. Height (Meters): 253

37. Basaseachic (Salto Basaseachic)        

Location: Barance del Cobre, Mexico        

Source/River: Piedra Volada Creek 

Approx. Height (Meters): 246

38. Waipio 

Location: Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.

Source/River: Kekee Stream 

Approx. Height (Meters): 244

39. Kaieteur       

Location: Guyana         

Source/River: Potaro (trib. Rio Essequibo)         

Approx. Height (Meters): 225

40. Kalambo       

Location: Tanzania/Zambia   

Source/River: Kalambo River

Approx. Height (Meters): 221

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41. Wollomombi 

Location: nr. Armidale, Australia    

Source/River: Wollomombi   

Approx. Height (Meters): 220

42. Feigum

Location: Lusterfjord, Norway

Source/River: Feigumelvi      

Approx. Height (Meters): 218

In the above list of Highest Waterfall in the World including the name, location, source, and height that will help in enhancing general knowledge of the readers.

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