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The best waterfalls from round the world, ie the highest, largest volume of water, most spectacular etc.

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Akaka Falls
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
The most beautiful falls on the big island of Hawaii
Angel Falls
   is situated in   
Venezuela
Total height 3212 feet, tallest drop 2648ft, it is the tallest waterfall in the world
Baläifossen
   is situated in   
Norway
This waterfall spills over a 3,000-foot cliff into the waters of Osafijorde and measures a total of 2,799-feet (850m).
Barron Falls
   is situated in   
Australia
Due to it's hydroelectric potential, waterflow of the Barron River above Barron Falls is controlled by releases. Releases are timed to allow water to go over the falls when the Kuranda Sky Train passes filled with passengers. An Awesome sight. Total height 853 ft. Average width is 900 ft.
Basaseachic Falls
   is situated in   
Mexico
Clearly the most impressive falls in the region. Total height 1023 ft. Tallest single drop 1023 ft. Average width is 75 ft.
Beaver Chief Falls
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
Also known as Diamond Falls. One of the Tallest Waterfalls in Montana. The falls are a nine mile hike to reach them. Total height 1291ft. Tallest drop is 517ft. Average width is 150ft.
Browne Falls
   is situated in   
New Zealand
2,744 feet (836 m) A cascade waterfall located in Fiordland National Park, New Zealand. It is the tenth highest waterfall in the world.
Cataratas Las Tres Hermanas
   is situated in   
Peru
Aka. Three Sisters Fall. 3,000 feet / 914 meters. 3rd tallest waterfall in the world
Catarata De Yumbilla
   is situated in   
Peru
Measuring a height of 2,938-feet (914 m), it has four tiers and is the fifth highest known waterfall on Earth.
Cauvery Falls
   is situated in   
India
Monsoon season makes this waterfall swell to enormous proportion, creating a waterfall perhaps a thousand feet wide. Total height 320 ft. Average width 2784 ft. Tallest drop is 320 ft.
Della Falls
   is situated in   
Canada
Height 1443ft, tallest drop 588ft
Dettifoss
   is situated in   
Iceland
Greatest waterflow in Europe with 200 m3/s
Devil's Punchbowl Falls
   is situated in   
New Zealand
With a towering drop of 131m amidst the stunning alpine backdrop of the Southern Alps, it is the star attraction of the rugged Arthur's Pass National Park.
Engstligenfall
   is situated in   
Switzerland
Total height is 1640 ft. The tallest drop is 984 ft.
Fautaua Falls
   is situated in   
Tahiti
Height 984ft, tallest drop 984ft
Feigefossen
   is situated in   
Norway
Height 751ft, tallest drop 751ft, one of the most famous waterfalls in Norway, thanks to its relatively easy access
Grand Falls
   is situated in   
Canada
Height 302ft, tallest drop 245ft
Gullfoss
   is situated in   
Iceland
Not very high but its 105-foot double-cascade (11m & 21 m) is one of Europe’s most powerful waterfalls.
Hidden Valley Falls
   is situated in   
Belize
Hidden Valley Falls is located in an area of Belize where a botanical oddity occurs. Mountain Pine Ridge is an area where fir trees cover the landscape, a phenomenon seen nowhere else in the world so close to the equator Total height is 1500ft.
Hunlen Falls
   is situated in   
Canada
Disputably known as the second largest falls in Canada. Total height 1226 ft. Average width is 85 ft. Tallest single drop 1226 ft.
James Bruce Fall
   is situated in   
Canada
A horsetail waterfall located in Princess Louisa Provincial Marine Park, British Columbia, Canada. It measures 2,755-feet (840m) making it the world's ninth highest waterfall.
Joq Falls
   is situated in   
India
Total height 829 ft. Average width 1550 ft. Tallest drop is 829 ft.
Kahiwa
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
Hawaii. Height 2165ft, tallest drop 600ft
Kaieteur Falls
   is situated in   
Guyana
One of the most powerful falls on earth. Has a rare combination of Height as well as volume of water. Total height 741 ft. Average width is 370 ft. Tallest drop 741 ft.
Kjelfossen Falls
   is situated in   
Norway
The falls consist of 3 major segments the largest of the 3 is Kjelfossen. Total height is 2477 ft. The Tallest single drop is 490 ft.
Krimmler Wasserfälle
   is situated in   
Austria
With a total height of 380 meters (1,247 feet), is the second highest waterfall in Austria
Kukenaam, Salto
   is situated in   
Venezuela
These falls are often refered to as the 5th tallest waterfalls on the planet. Total height 2000 feet. Average width is 200ft. Tallest single drop is 2000 ft
Lake Unknown Falls
   is situated in   
New Zealand
The Falls thunder down the side of Dart Valley and can be seen easily from the river. Total height 2230 ft. Tallest drop 492 ft.
La Cascade D’ Arpenaz
   is situated in   
France
In full flow it is a giant plunge that shoots well clear of the cliff face. Total height is 1199ft. Tallest single drop is 886ft. Average width is 50ft.
Lofoi Chutes
   is situated in   
The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lofoi Falls is one of the larger waterfalls, both in volume and height, in central Africa. Total height 540ft. Tallest drop is 540ft. Average width 75ft.
Michael Falls
   is situated in   
Canada
Situated in Yoho National Park. The falls flow off of Michael Peak, dropping about 380 meters in four main steps, the largest being about 160 meters. Total height 1246ft. Tallest drop is 524ft. Average width is 40ft.
Mongefossen
   is situated in   
Norway
Height 2535ft, tallest drop 2535ft
Montmorency Falls
   is situated in   
Canada
Québec; 274 feet; flows into the St. Lawrence near Isle d'Orléans
Mutarazi Falls
   is situated in   
Zimbabwe
Mutarazi Falls is the second tallest waterfall in Africa, and the tallest in Zimbabwe. Total height is 2499ft. Tallest drop is 1572ft. Average width is 50 ft.
Niagara Falls
   is situated in   
Canada
Canada & the U.S.A. Estimated annual flow of over 200,000 cubic feet per second
Niagara Falls
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
Canada & the U.S.A. Estimated annual flow of over 200,000 cubic feet per second
Olo'upena Falls
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
Hawaii. 2,953 feet / 900 meters. 3rd tallest waterfall in the world
Oshi, Salto
   is situated in   
Guyana
The falls occur along the Oshi River, . Oshi is the native name for both the falls and the river. The falls were reportedly discovered by danish scientist Paul A. Zaul in 1938. Total height 524ft. Tallest drop is 524ft. Average width is 100ft
Pu'uka'oku Falls
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
A tiered waterfall located in Molokai, Waiehu, Hawaii. Measuring 2,756-feet (840m) makes it the eighth highest waterfall in the world.
Ribbon Falls
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
These falls are the tallest single drop falls in the USA. Located in Yosemite Valley. The falls rely totally on the winter snow pack to feed it. Total height 1612ft. Tallest single drop is 1612ft. Average width is 30ft.
Roraima, Salto
   is situated in   
Venezuela
Roriama is one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. Total height is 200 ft. Average width is 75 ft. Tallest single drop is 1000 ft.
Röthbachfall
   is situated in   
Germany
470 m (1,540 ft) Highest waterfall in Germany
Salto De Iquaçu
   is situated in   
Argentina
Argentina / Brazil. A portion of this enormous waterfall falls into a deep gorge called Devil’s Throat. The total height is 269 ft. The average width is 8858 ft. The tallest drop is 210 ft.
Salto De Iquaçu
   is situated in   
Brazil
Argentina / Brazil. A portion of this enormous waterfall falls into a deep gorge called Devil’s Throat. The total height is 269 ft. The average width is 8858 ft. The tallest drop is 210 ft.
Salto Yutaj
   is situated in   
Venezuela
These falls are refered to as the second tallest falls in Venezuela and is 2 tiered. Total height 2200 ft. Average width is 100 ft.
Sandy Pond Falls
   is situated in   
Canada
Among the tallest in Newfoundland. Total height is 721ft. Tallest drop is 721ft .
Serio Cascata Del
   is situated in   
Italy
This is the tallest warerfall in Italy. Total height 1033 ft. It is 123 ft wide. Tallest single drop is 543 ft. It has 2 other smaller drops. It is damned above the waterfall and only released 5 times a year.
Sulphide Creek Falls
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
The falls drains off 2 large Glaciers. Total Height is 2182 ft. It is 50 ft wide. North Cascades National Park Area, Whatcom County, Washington State
Sutherland Falls
   is situated in   
New Zealand
This gorgeous 580m waterfall is easily New Zealand's most spectacular waterfall. It is located deep in the beautiful Fiordland National Park (also a World Heritage Area).
Triberger Wasserfall
   is situated in   
Germany
(River Gutach in de:Triberg) - 163 m (535 ft). Not the highest but the most popular waterfall in Germany
Tugela Falls
   is situated in   
South Africa
These falls are the second tallest in the world. The Tugela River drops over 3000 feet in 5 major tiers. Total height is 3110 ft. Average width is 50 ft. Tallest single drop is 1350 ft.
Victoria Falls
   is situated in   
Zambia
Zimbabwe / Zambia. The falls are one of the most spectacular in the world and is basically a sheet of falling water about 350 ft high by 5700 ft wide! There are 4 major portions to the falls. The Native name for the falls is Mosi-Oa-Tunya which means Smoke that Thunders.
Victoria Falls
   is situated in   
Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe / Zambia. The falls are one of the most spectacular in the world and is basically a sheet of falling water about 350 ft high by 5700 ft wide! There are 4 major portions to the falls. The Native name for the falls is Mosi-Oa-Tunya which means Smoke that Thunders.
Vinnufossen
   is situated in   
Norway
This waterfall consists of four tiers, measured at 2,822-feet (860m) making it the sixth highest waterfall in the world.
Waimanu Valley
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
Waimanu Valley is home to several enormously tall waterfalls. This is the king of the valley. Situated in Hawaii. Total height is 2600ft. Total drop is 2600ft.
Wallaman Falls
   is situated in   
Australia
These Falls are on the UN’s heritage protection list and are one of Australia’s highest falls. Total height is 1109 ft. Tallest single drop is 879 ft.
Wollomombi Falls
   is situated in   
Australia
Wollomombi Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in Australia. It is commonly cited as being both the tallest waterfall in the country, as well as just a notable waterfall. Total height is 1392ft. Tallest drop is 852ft.
Yosemite Falls
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
The highest measured falls in North America; California


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