Posted by : Muhammad Khalid Friday, 18 July 2014

Angel Falls  is a waterfall in Venezuela. It is the world's highest uninterrupted waterfall, with a height of 979 m  and a plunge of 807 m. The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Canaima), a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State. The height figure 979 m  mostly consists of the main plunge but also includes about 400 m of sloped cascades and rapids below the drop and a 30-metre  high plunge downstream of the talus rapids. The falls are on the Gauja River (alternatively known as the Kerep River or Kerepacupai), which flows into the Churun River, a tributary of the Carrao River. The common Spanish name "Salto Angel" derives from his surname. In 2009, President Hugo Chavez announced his intention to change the name to the purported original indigenous Pemon term, on the grounds that the nation's most famous landmark should bear an indigenous name.  Source

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