ANGEL FALLS LARGEST WATER FALL IN WORLD.

July 23, 2020 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

Angel Falls is a waterfall in Venezuela. It is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 metres and a plunge of 807 m. The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyán-tepui mountain in the Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gran Sabana region of Bolívar State.

Elevation: 1,283 mHeight: 979 mLongest drop: 807 mNumber of drops: 2LocationAuyán-tepuiCanaima National ParkBolívar StateVenezuelaWorld height ranking: 1st

What is the continent of Angel Falls :

South AmericaAngel Falls is located on the continent of South America. More specifically, Angel Falls is in Venezuela, and it is the highest waterfall in the World.

What is special about Angel Falls :

Angel Falls is in fact the highest waterfall in the World. In Spanish it’s name is Salto Angel and it falls from a height of 3230 feet with an uninterrupted drop of an incredible 2647 feet. During the rainy season, Angel Falls creates its own weather.

What waterfall is up based on :

Angel FallsParadise Falls from Pixar’s “Up” was based on the real Angel Falls in Venezuela.

Where is Angel Falls how high and wide is it :

The highest waterfall in the world, the cataract drops 3,212 feet (979 metres) and is 500 feet (150 metres) wide at the base. It leaps from a flat-topped plateau, Auyán-Tepuí (“Devils Mountain”), barely making contact with the sheer face.

Which is the largest water fall in the world :

The tallest waterfall in the world is Venezuela’s Angel Falls, which plunges 3,212 feet (979 meters), according to the National Geographic Society.

Which country are the angel falls in :

VenezuelaAngel Falls, Spanish Salto Ángel, also called Salto Churún Merú, waterfall in the Guiana Highlands in Bolívar state, southeastern Venezuela, on the Churún River, a tributary of the Caroní, 160 miles (260 km) southeast of Ciudad Bolívar.

History :

Etymology

The waterfall has been known as the Angel Falls since the mid-20th century; they are named after Jimmie Angel, a US aviator, who was the first person to fly over the falls. Angel’s ashes were scattered over the falls on 2 July 1960.

Exploration :

Sir Walter Raleigh in his expedition to find the fabled city of El Dorado described what was possibly a tepui (table top mountain), and he is said to have been the first European to view Angel Falls, although these claims are considered far-fetched.[7] Some historians state that the first European to visit the waterfall was Fernando de Berrío, a Spanish explorer and governor from the 16th and 17th centuries.[8] Other sources state that the first westerner to see the waterfall was the Spanish explorer Fèlix Cardona in 1927.

They were not known to the outside world until American aviator Jimmie Angel, following directions given by Cardona, flew over them on 16 November 1933 on a flight while he was searching for a valuable ore bed.

Tourism

Angel Falls is one of Venezuela’s top tourist attractions, though a trip to the falls is a complicated affair. The falls are located in an isolated jungle. A flight from Puerto Ordaz or Ciudad Bolívar is required to reach Canaima camp, the starting point for river trips to the base of the falls. River trips generally take place from June to December, when the rivers are deep enough for use by the Pemon guides. During the dry season (December to March), there is less water seen than in the other months.Partly clouded view of Auyán-tepui and Angel Falls (centre) from Isla Raton camp, taken during the end of the dry season.