The 10 Largest waterfalls of the planet

Articles Aug 28, 2019 22:27

Standing in front of these waterfalls, humans find themselves so tiny compared to the vastness of nature.

Here are the 10 greatest waterfalls in the world you might haven't know.

Top 10 Biggest Waterfalls In The World

1. Jog Falls

The 10 Largest waterfalls of the planet

Jog Falls, created by the Sharavathi River, is 253 meters high. This is the second highest waterfall in India. Located near Sagara, Karnataka, Jog Falls annually attracts a large number of tourists. It is also known as Gersoppa Falls. Before the rainy season, the water here is only small streams flowing down the cliff. But in the rainy season, Jog Falls completely changes, a becoming strong and majestic waterfall both in height and volume of water.

2. Gullfoss

The 10 Largest waterfalls of the planet

Gullfoss means "golden waterfall". This is one of Iceland's most famous and most beautiful waterfalls. Gullfoss is 32 meters high, having strong currents thanks to the regular rainy season. It it the largest waterfall by water volume in Europe.

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3. Ban Gioc – Detian Falls

The 10 Largest waterfalls of the planet

Ban Gioc is a waterfall located between the border of Vietnam and China. The waterfall flows from a height of 30 meters, is divided into three cascades thanks to the rocks and trees. In the rainy season, from afar, you can easily hear the sound of the waterfall crashing down and hitting the cliff.

4. Blue Nile Falls

The 10 Largest waterfalls of the planet

Blue Nile Fall is a waterfall on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia. It is called Tis Abay in Amharic, meaning "water smoke." The waterfall is located on the upper reaches of the river, about 30 km downstream from the town of Bahir Dar and Lake Tana. Although most of the water is diverted to a hydroelectric dam, Blue Nile is still a wonder and one of Ethiopia's most popular tourist attractions.

5. Vinnufossen

The 10 Largest waterfalls of the planet

Vinnufossen is the highest waterfall in Europe and the sixth highest in the world. The waterfall is located in the east of Sunndalsøra village, Møre og Romsdal district, Norway. The falls are part of the Vinnu river that flows down from the Vinnufjellet mountain. The waterfall flows into the Driva River near the village of Hoelsand.

6. Kaieteur Falls

The 10 Largest waterfalls of the planet

Kaieteur Falls is a large flow waterfall on the Potaro River in central Guyana, Potaro-Siparuni area. It is located in Kaieteur National Park. This is one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world, on average every second, the waterfall falls on a volume of 663 cubic meters. With a height of 226 meters, Kaiete waterfall is 5 times higher than Niagara and twice Victoria Falls.

7. Angel Falls

The 10 Largest waterfalls of the planet

Angel Falls is the highest waterfall on Earth. It has a height of 979m and a slope of 807 meters. It was so high that the water almost disappeared under the pressure of the wind. When falling to the ground, the water is just a tiny dust particles.

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8. Niagara Falls

The 10 Largest waterfalls of the planet

Once can say Niagara Falls is the most famous waterfalls in the world. It consists of three waterfalls: the United States Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Horseshoe Falls that cross the international boundary between the Canadian province of Ontario and the US state of New York. They form the southernmost tip of the Niagara Gorge. Horseshoe Falls is on the Canadian side while the rest of Niagara is in New York. With over 14 million visitors each year, this is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.

9. Victoria Falls

The 10 Largest waterfalls of the planet

Victoria Falls is located on the Zambezi River on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. This is the largest waterfall in the world, although it is neither the highest nor the widest. It is 1.7 km wide and 108 meters high, twice the height of Niagara Falls in North America. Combining height and width, Victory has only one rival, Iguazu Falls of South America.

10. Iguazu Falls

The 10 Largest waterfalls of the planet

Discovered by a Spanish explorer, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, in 1541, Iguaza is one of the great natural wonders of the world. Located on the border between Brazil and Argentina, Iguaza Falls is not the number one in width and height but it includes 275 falls along the Iguazu River. Most falls are about 64 meters high. The most impressive of them is the U-shaped Throat Devil's, 82 meters high, 150 meters wide and 700 meters long.

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