List of waterfalls

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Notable waterfalls of the world
Salto del Angel-Canaima-Venezuela08.JPG
Angel Falls - highest in the world
Location Canaima National Park, Venezuela
Total height 979 m (3,212 ft)

This is a list of notable waterfalls of the world sorted by continent, then country, then province, state or territory. A waterfall is considered notable if it has an existing article specifically for it on Wikipedia, and the height or width is a minimum of 15 m (49 ft), or the falls have some historical significance based on multiple reliable references.

See additional lists of waterfalls by height, flow rate and type.

Victoria Falls, Zambia / Zimbabwe border, Africa - largest sheet of falling water in the world, width by height
Khone Phapheng Falls, Laos - highest flow rate in Asia
Dettifoss, Iceland - most powerful falls in Europe
Niagara Falls, Canada / United States border - highest flow rate in North America
Iguazu Falls, Argentina / Brazil border - highest flow rate in South America
Wallaman Falls, Queensland - highest single drop in Australia

Contents

Africa[edit]

Angola[edit]

Burundi[edit]

Chad[edit]

Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

Boyoma Falls, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ethiopia[edit]

Ghana[edit]

Tagbo Falls, Ghana

Guinea[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Lesotho[edit]

Libya[edit]

Madagascar[edit]

Mali[edit]

Morocco[edit]

Ouzoud Falls, Morocco

Namibia[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

Rwanda[edit]

Somalia[edit]

Lamadaya falls in Sanaag, Somalia

South Africa[edit]

KwaZulu-Natal[edit]

Tugela Falls, South Africa

Mpumalanga[edit]

Northern Cape[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

Uganda[edit]

Zambia[edit]

Victoria Falls during the dry season

Zimbabwe[edit]

  • Mutarazi Falls - 762 m (2,500 ft) high; highest in Zimbabwe, second highest in Africa and 17th highest in the world
  • Victoria Falls - see Zambia above

Asia[edit]

Madhabkunda Falls, Bangladesh

Bangladesh[edit]

Cambodia[edit]

China[edit]

East Timor[edit]

Bandeira Falls, East Timor

Hong Kong[edit]

  • Waterfall Bay - near Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island; historically known for replenishing British merchant ships with its water

India[edit]

Jog Falls, India during monsoon
Vajrai Falls, India

Indonesia[edit]

Sipisopiso Falls, Indonesia

Iran[edit]

Japan[edit]

  • Abe Great Falls - 80 m (260 ft) high
  • Fukuroda Falls - 120 m (390 ft) high
  • Hannoki Falls - 497 m (1,631 ft) high; the tallest falls in Japan; only flows from April to July; twin falls with Shōmyō Falls
  • Kegon Falls - 97 m (318 ft); infamous for suicides
  • Nachi Falls - 133 m (436 ft)
  • Nunobiki Falls - 120 m (390 ft) in four cascades, of great cultural significance, considered a meisho, or "famous site"
  • Shōmyō Falls - 350 m (1,150 ft) high; the tallest year-round waterfall in Japan

Korea[edit]

The first two falls of Cheonjeyeon Falls, South Korea

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Laos[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Nepal[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Tinago Falls, Philippines

Russia (Siberia)[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Diyaluma Falls, Sri Lanka

Taiwan[edit]

Shifen Falls, Taiwan

Thailand[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Europe[edit]

Austria[edit]

Krimml Falls, Austria
  • Krimml Falls - 380 m (1,250 ft), highest waterfall in Austria

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Skakavac Falls, Sarajevo

Bulgaria[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Faroe Islands[edit]

Finland[edit]

Pihtsusköngäs, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Finland

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Greece[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

Seljalandsfoss, Iceland
Skógafoss, Iceland

Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Macedonia[edit]

Korab Falls, Macedonia

Norway[edit]

Vinnufossen, Norway
Vøringfossen, Norway

Poland[edit]

Siklawa, Poland

Portugal[edit]

Azores[edit]

Madeira[edit]

25 Fontes Falls, Madeira

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Serbia[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Rhine Falls, Switzerland - highest flow rate in Europe

Turkey[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

Maniava Falls, Ukraine
Uchan-su Falls, Ukraine

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

High Force, England

Northern Ireland[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Steall Falls, Scotland
  • Eas a' Chual Aluinn - 658 ft (201 m), highest waterfall in the United Kingdom
  • Steall Falls - 394 ft (120 m), 2nd highest waterfall in the United Kingdom

Wales[edit]


North America[edit]

Belize[edit]

Canada[edit]

Alberta[edit]

Athabasca Falls, Alberta

British Columbia[edit]

Helmcken Falls, British Columbia

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

Northwest Territories[edit]

Virginia Falls, Northwest Territories

Nunavut[edit]

Ontario[edit]

Horseshoe Falls, Ontario

Quebec[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

La Paz Falls, Costa Rica

Greenland[edit]

Guadeloupe[edit]

Haiti[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Saint Lucia[edit]

United States[edit]

Category:Waterfalls of the United States by state

Alabama[edit]

DeSoto Falls, Alabama

Alaska[edit]

Arizona[edit]

Havasu Falls, Arizona

Arkansas[edit]

California[edit]

Yosemite Falls, California
List of waterfalls is located in California
Alamere Falls
Alamere Falls
Bonita Falls
Bonita Falls
Burney Falls
Burney Falls
Darwin Falls
Darwin Falls
Feather Falls
Feather Falls
McWay Falls
McWay Falls
21 Waterfalls in Yosemite
21 Waterfalls in Yosemite
Some of the Waterfalls in California

Colorado[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Amicalola Falls, highest in Georgia

Hawaii[edit]

Main article: § Hawaiian Islands

(listed after Australia in the Oceania section below)

Idaho[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

Cumberland Falls, Kentucky

Louisiana[edit]

  • Lake Peigneur Drilling Disaster - 50 m (160 ft) drop (all below sea-level) flowed for 3 days in 1980 due to an oil rig drilling into a salt mine

Maine[edit]

Maryland[edit]

Great Falls, Virginia (L) / Maryland (R)

Massachusetts[edit]

  • Bash Bish Falls - 61 m (200 ft); a series of cascades with the final one being split into twin falls dropping 80-foot (24 m) over boulders to a pool below

Michigan[edit]

See also Category:Waterfalls of Michigan

Minnesota[edit]

Minnehaha Falls, Minnesota

Missouri[edit]

Montana[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

  • Smith Falls - 63 ft (19 m), highest waterfall in Nebraska

New Hampshire[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

Great Falls, New Jersey
  • Great Falls - 23 m (75 ft) drop; Passaic River, Paterson

New Mexico[edit]

New York[edit]

American Falls, part of Niagara Falls, New York

North Carolina[edit]

Cullasaja Falls, North Carolina
Sliding Rock, North Carolina

Notable falls higher than 15.3 m (50 ft). See also Category:Waterfalls of North Carolina

Ohio[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

Oregon[edit]

  • Multnomah Falls – 189 m (620 ft) in two steps of 165 m (541 ft) and 21 m (69 ft), flowing year-round
  • Toketee Falls – 36 m (118 ft) in two steps, the latter of which is over columnar basalt
  • Watson Falls – 83 m (272 ft) sheer
  • Willamette Falls – 12 m (39 ft), 1,500 ft (460 m) wide, flowing year-round

Pennsylvania[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

South Carolina[edit]

South Dakota[edit]

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

Utah[edit]

  • Bridal Veil Falls – 185 m (607 ft) tall double cataract waterfall
  • Calf Creek Falls - 65 m (213 ft) total drop over two falls; the lower drop is 38 m (125 ft) high, while the upper drop (upstream) is 27 m (89 ft) high

Virginia[edit]

Washington[edit]

Palouse Falls, Washington

West Virginia[edit]

Blackwater Falls, West Virginia

Wisconsin[edit]

Wyoming[edit]

Lower Yellowstone Falls, Wyoming

Oceania[edit]

Australia[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Apsley Falls, New South Wales
Wollomombi Falls, New South Wales

Northern Territory[edit]

Jim Jim Falls during the wet season, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Queensland[edit]

Wallaman Falls, Queensland

South Australia[edit]

Tasmania[edit]

Russell Falls, Tasmania

Victoria[edit]

Hopetoun Falls, Victoria

Hawaiian Islands[edit]

Akaka Falls, Hawaiʻi

New Zealand[edit]

Sutherland Falls, New Zealand

South America[edit]

Iguazu Falls, Argentina / Brazil

Argentina[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Chile[edit]

Laja Falls, Chile

Colombia[edit]

Guyana[edit]

Paraguay[edit]

  • Guaíra Falls - Spanish: Saltos del Guairá; Sete Quedas, on the Brazil-Paraguay border
  • Monday Falls - Spanish: Saltos del Monday; along the Monday River

Peru[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

Angel Falls, Venezuela

See also[edit]

External links[edit]