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Amazing Waterfalls of the World

Updated on January 8, 2011
Waterfalls
Waterfalls

Waterfall can be defined as the vertical movements of the water where a band of hard rocks crosses the path of water. The force of water is less able to erode the hard rocks, and thus leave the hard rocks as steep in the river's long profile. Our Home planet Earth consists of many thousands of waterfalls and they can be listed according to various things such as height, magnitude, width and popularity.

Boyoma Falls, Khone Falls, Niagara Falls, and Victoria Falls are some of the greatest waterfalls of the world by volume. There are also some falls notable for their great heights in this beautiful globe. Angel Falls, Engstligen Falls, Serio Cascata del, Yosemite Falls are some of the highest waterfalls of the world.

Boyoma Falls

Boyoma Falls

Boyoma Falls is the geatest waterfalls of the world by volume. It's lying on the curve of Lualoba River flowing in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa. It has seven sets of water falls called cataracts extending over 100 km along the curve of the river. The falls region is lying between the river port towns of Ubundu and Kisangani. The average height of waterfalls is 200 foot and average flowrate is 6 lacs cu.ft/sec. which is three times greater than that of Niagara Falls. In rainy seasons the flow rate reaches 18 lacs cu.ft./sec. Though it is one of the greatest waterfalls of the world, because of being cataract type of falls it is not so popular as other falls like Niagara and Victoria.

Khone Falls

Khone Falls

It's also one of the largest falls of the world which lies on Mekong River in Laos of Champasak Province. Its total height is 69 foot. This also a cataract type of waterfalls with an average flow rate of 4 lacs cu.ft./sec.. In rainy seasons the flow rate reaches16 lacs cu. ft./sec . The area of waterfalls forms thousands of islands and countless water streams.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is the most famous and attractive falls of the world. It's lying on the river Niagara which flows between the provinces of America and Canada. It constitutes three parts of falls namely American Falls, Bridal veil Falls and Canadian Horseshoe Falls. As the American Falls is slightly elevated to Canadian part, most of the water is diverted to Canadian part due to gravitational force of earth. Canadian part is 167 foot high with the crest length of 2,600 foot. American Falls is 176 foot high and has crest length of 1,075 foot. The massive falls of Niagara with the flow rate of 2 lacs cu.ft./sec. is attracting people from all over the world.

Victoria Falls is situated in Zimbabwe of South Africa continent. Its total height is 360 foot and has singlre massive drop of about 40,000 cu.ft./sec. It's lying on the River Zambezi between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Though its flow rate is relatively less than other Great Water Falls, it has the widest massive water flow which has made it as one of the major tourist attractions of the world

Angel Falls

Angel Falls

This is the world higest waterfalls with the total height of 3,212 foot. It is located in Canaima National Park in the Gran Sabama region of Bolivar State, Venezuela. The height of falls is so great that before getting anywhere near the ground the water is buffeted by strong winds and turned into mist

Engstligen Falls

It is situated in Bermese Oberland of Switzerland and the second highest waterfalls of Switzerland. The numerous mountain streams join together to form the falls from the total height of about 1,900 foot.

Yosemite Falls is the higest measured fallS in North America. It's located in Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. It's major attraction of the park especially in late spring when the flow is at its peak. The total height of the falls is 2,425 foot.

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    MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

    Beautiful,

    Son three has taken well over a 1,000 photos of all the falls in the World. So you have beaten me to the punch, as i was going to do a photo hub of of them all, as we are going to sell them.

    Alas you have beaten me to the hub.

    Oh well I will have to think of something else.

    That will teach me to be so slow off the mark.

    Thank you

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    ratnaveera 8 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear MRM, Thank you very much for visiting this Hub and your appreciations and comments.

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    Research Analyst 8 years ago

    Waterfalls are so beautiful, awe inspiring and powerful, thanks for the hub.

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    ratnaveera 8 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear Research, Thanks for visiting this Hub and your nice comments.

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    me! 8 years ago

    what is the average flow rate of the angel falls?

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    ratnaveera 8 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear Me, Thanks for coming here. Sorry, I don't know the answer for your question. Thanks for your interest!

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    James Brown 8 years ago from United States of America

    I really love waterfalls. I installed a water garden in my front yard a few years ago and it has brought such peace. My next effort is to install a waterfall in my back yard.

    Thanks for the research and sharing.

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    ratnaveera 8 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear jxb, Thanks for visiting this Hub and your nice comments. It's true that you have made your home paradise with your own waterfalls!

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    HUDSON 8 years ago

    I THINK IGUAÇU FALSS WONDERFULL

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    dipless 8 years ago from Manchester

    A really intersting hub, and stunning images thanks for this :)

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    atha 7 years ago

    wow..!!! it's awesome!

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    Tricia Mason 7 years ago from The English Midlands

    Lovely pictures! Did you take them?

    I love waterfalls and have visited some beautiful ones ~ but none of those featured here. (My husband has visited Niagara Falls, though.)

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    Dorothy 7 years ago

    Stunning pictures but for me who was born in and once lived in Zambia the Victoria Falls are like seeing home. Cannot go back there because it isn't what it used to be but I so miss my country.

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    Rastamermaid 6 years ago from Universe

    Simply amazing hub!

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    mrjackpot 5 years ago

    what is the ave. flow rate of angel falls?????

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    mariano 5 years ago

    As cataratas do iguaçu no brasil e argentina fazem de

    niagara uma torneira de cozinha: ver comentarios de Eleanor Roosevelt:

    Though the Iguazu isn't relatively high, it throws down water from the altitude of 82m, and it is one of the powerful waterfalls in the world. The most detailed definition of the Iguazu Falls was given by Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of the American President Franklin Roosevelt: "Poor Niagara! This makes Niagara look like a kitchen faucet"

Serio Cascata del

It's also one of the tallest waterfalls of the world. The Serio falls is dammed above the falls and water is only released five days out of the year, June 20 th, July 18 th, August 22 nd, September 12 th and October 3 rd.

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