The highest waterfall in the world | Angel Falls in Venezuela

Angel Falls

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Angel Falls is the highest waterfall in the world. It is 1,002 meters high and is located in the Canaima National Park in the state of Bolívar, Venezuela on the border with Brazil. It is 19 times higher than Niagara Falls with an uninterrupted drop of 807 meters of water. The name comes from its discoverer, the American pilot Jimmy Angel. The natives considered it a sacred place. The waterfall is located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest and to see it you have to do a two day across the river or fly over the area with small planes.

Its official discovery happened in 1933 by an American aviator, James Crawford Angel that was flying over the area in search of something of mining value. He landed his small seaplane Angel but it got bogged down on the muddy ground and remained there for 33 years before being…

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