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Waterfalls








Waterfalls are grouped into ten broad classes based on the average
volume of water present on the fall using a logarithmic scale.

Types of waterfalls: block, cascade, cataract,
fan, horsetail, plunge, punchbowl, segmented, tiered,multi-step.


Cascata delle Marmore in Italy is the tallest
man-made waterfall in the world.


The tallest waterfall in the world is the
Angel Falls.Angel Falls
drops 3,212 feet (979 meters) from Auyán-Tepuí (Devil Mountain) in
Venezuela.

The waterfall was named for Jimmy Angel, an American flyer
who discovered it in 1935 and crash-landed nearby in 1937.


Widest waterfall – Khone Falls stretch 6.7
miles (10.8 kilometers)
across the Mekong River, stopping river traffic at the Laos-Cambodia
border.


The highest waterfall in Africa is the Tugela
Falls at 947 metres. It is found in South Africa.


Europe’s highest waterfall, Utigard in Norway,
is 800 metres high.


Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the
world and is more than a mile long.



   
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