Highest Waterfalls of the World

The following table lists the world's tallest waterfalls including the name, location, source, and height. Angel in Venezuela is the world's tallest waterfall dropping 979 meters.

Name(s) (foreign) Location Source/River Height
FeetMeters
Angel (Salto Angel)Canaima Nat'l Park, Venezuela upper trib. of Rio Caroni3,212979
Tugela Natal Nat'l Park, South Africa Tugela River3,110947
Utigord (Utigordsfoss)Norwayglacier fed2,625800
Monge (Mongefoss)Marstein, NorwayMongebeck2,540774
Gocta CataractsChachapoyas, Peru 2,532771
Mutarazi (Mtarazi)Nyanga Nat'l Park, ZimbabweMutarazi River2,499 762
YosemiteYosemite Nat'l Park, California, U.S.Yosemite Creek2,425739
Espelands (Espelandsfoss)Hardanger Fjord, NorwayOpo River2,3077031
Lower Mar Valley (Østra Mardolafoss)Eikesdal, NorwayMardals Stream2,1516552
TyssestrengeneOdda, NorwayTyssa River2,1236472
Cuquenan (Salto Kukenan)Kukenan Tepuy, VenezuelaCuquenan River2,000610
SentinelYosemite Nat'l Park, California, U.S.Sentinel Creek2,000610
DudhsagarGoa/Karnataka, IndiaKhandepar River1,969600
Sutherland Milford Sound, New Zealand Arthur River1,904 580
Kjell (Kjellfossen)Gudvanger, NorwayGudvangen Glacier1,841561
KahiwaMolokai, Hawaii, U.S.Unknown1,750533
Takkakaw Yoho Nat'l Park, B.C., CanadaTakkakaw Creek1,650 503
Ribbon Yosemite Nat'l Park, California, U.S.Ribbon Stream 1,612 491
King George VIGuyanaCourantyne River1,600488
Upper Mar Valley (Mardalsfossen)nr. Eikesdal, NorwayMardals Stream1,536468
Kaliuwaa (Sacred)Pahu, Hawaii, U.S.Kalanui Stream1,520463
DellaStrathcona Provincial Park, B.C., CanadaDella Lake1,444440
Gavarnie nr. Lourdes, France Gave de Pau 1,384422
Cachoeira da Fumaça (Glass or Smoke)Chapada Diamantia Nat'l Park, Brazil1,378420
GiessbachBern, SwitzerlandGiessbach River1,312400
KrimmlerHohe Tauern Nat'l Park, AustriaKrimmler Ache1,250381
Vettis (Vettisfoss)Jotunheimen, Norway Utla (Trib. Mörkedola)1,215370
PapalauaMolokai, Hawaii, U.S.Kawai Nui Stream1,200366
Tin MineKosciusko Nat'l Park, AustraliaTin Mine Creek1,182360
Silver Strand (Widows' Tears)Yosemite Nat'l Park, California, U.S.Silver Strand Creek1,170 357
HonokohauMaui, Hawaii, U.S.Honokohau Stream1,120341
Wallamannr. Ingham, AustraliaWallaman Creek1,001305
Spray Stream (Staubbachfalle)Lauterburnnental, Switzerland Staubbach Brook984300
King Edward VIII Guyana Courantyne 850 259
Gersoppa (Jog)Western Ghats, India Sharavati 830 253
HunlenBritish Columbia, CanadaAtnarko River830253
Basaseachic (Salto Basaseachic)Barance del Cobre, MexicoPiedra Volada Creek812246
WaipioKauai, Hawaii, U.S.Kekee Stream800244
Kaieteur Guyana Potaro (trib. Rio Essequibo)740 225
KalamboTanzania/ZambiaKalambo River726221
Wollomombinr. Armidale, AustraliaWollomombi722220
FeigumLusterfjord, NorwayFeigumelvi715218
1. Unofficial (estimated) height. Subject to revision.
2. Incorporated in hydroelectric scheme. Greatly diminished flow.
Sources: Merriam Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition (1997); www.britannica.com; www.waterfallsnorthwest.com; www.americanparknetwork.com; www.ga.gov.au/education/facts/landforms/waterfal.htm/; www.atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/learningresources/facts/waterfalls.html; The State of Hawaii Data Book 2001; John Steven Lasher, Fifth Continent Australia Pty Ltd.

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