Tallest waterfall
Angel Falls
979 metre(s)
委内瑞拉玻利瓦尔共和国 (Salto Angel)

The Salto Angel in Venezuela, on a branch of the Carrao River, an upper tributary of the Caroni River, is the highest waterfall (as opposed to vaporized `Bridal Veil') in the world. It has a total drop of 979 m (3,212 ft), with the longest single drop being 807 m (2,648 ft). The `Angel Falls' were named after the American pilot Jimmie Angel (died 8 Dec 1956), who recorded them in his log book on 16 November 1933.