A Picture of the Angel Falls Waterfall

Angel Falls Facts

  • Waterfall Name: Angel Falls
  • Type of Waterfall: Plunge Waterfall
  • Waterfall Height: 3,212 Feet
  • Total Drops: 2
  • Location: Venezuela, South America
  • GPS Cordinates: 5°58'03"N 62°32'08"W

18 Angel Falls Facts for Kids

  1. Angel Falls is a plunge waterfall in Venezuela, South America.
  2. Angel Falls is most well-known for being the tallest waterfall in the world.
  3. Angel Falls is in the Canaima National Park, Bolívar State, Venezuela, South America.
  4. The GPS coordinates for Angel Falls are 5°58'03"N 62°32'08"W.
  5. Angel Falls is part of the watercourse of the Rio Kerepacupai Meru River.
  6. Angel Falls is a plunge type of waterfall. A plunge waterfall has a vertical drop and doesn’t touch the cliff face.
  7. Angel Falls was discovered in 1933 by American gold prospector James Crawford. Crawford was flying over the mountain in search of ore beds when he discovered Angel Falls.
  8. The highest point of the Angel Falls waterfall is 3,212 feet.
  9. The Angel Falls waterfall is the tallest waterfall in the world.
  10. The Angel Falls waterfall is 18% taller than the Burj Khalifa skyscraper, the tallest building in the world.
  11. The widest point of the Angel Falls waterfall is 500 feet.
  12. The Angel Falls waterfall has two water drops.
  13. The longest drop of the Angel Falls waterfall is 2,648 feet.
  14. The average water flow rate of the Angel Falls waterfall is 500 cubic feet per second.
  15. During the right conditions, some of the water that flows over Angel Falls can evaporate before it lands.
  16. During the right conditions, mist produced by Angel Falls can be felt more than half a mile away.
  17. There are no roads leading to Angel Falls, tourists must take a plane to visit the falls.
  18. In 1994, the Canaima National Park that contains Angel Falls was designated a UNSECO World Heritage Site.

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