Where Is the Tallest Waterfall in the World?

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The tallest waterfall in the world is Angel Falls found in Venezuela. It has a maximum height of over 3,200 feet. This waterfall is named after Jimmie Angel, the American pilot who first noticed the waterfall in 1933.

The second tallest waterfall in the world is Tugela Falls, located in South Africa. Tugela Falls is close to the stature of Angel Falls, reaching a maximum height of just over 3,100 feet. The tallest waterfall found within the continental United States is Yosemite Falls. Yosemite Falls is found toward the northern part of California in Yosemite National Park, and it has a height of more than 2,400 feet.