List of waterfalls by height

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The following are lists of waterfalls in the world by height, classified into two categories — natural and artificial.

World's tallest natural waterfalls[edit]

Underwater falls, such as the 3,505 m (11,499 ft) Denmark Strait cataract, are not included.

Each column (Waterfall, Height, Locality, Country) is sortable by using the up/down link in the column headings at the top of each column.

Waterfall Height Locality Country Image
Angel Falls 979 metres (3,212 ft)[1] Canaima National Park, Bolívar Venezuela Salto del Angel-Canaima-Venezuela19.JPG
Tugela Falls 948 metres (3,110 ft)[2] KwaZulu-Natal South Africa Tugela Falls.jpg
Tres Hermanas Falls 914 metres (2,999 ft)[3] Otishi National Park, Junin Peru
Olo'upena Falls 900 metres (2,953 ft)[4] Molokai, Hawaii United States Molokai Waterfall.jpg
Yumbilla Falls 896 metres (2,940 ft)[5] Amazonas Peru Yumbilla waterfall Ii copia.jpg
Vinnufossen 860 metres (2,822 ft)[6] Møre og Romsdal Norway Vinnufossen, Sunndal, Norway (front).jpg
Balåifossen 850 metres (2,789 ft)[7] Hordaland Norway
Pu'uka'oku Falls 840 metres (2,756 ft)[8] Hawaii United States
James Bruce Falls 840 metres (2,756 ft)[9] British Columbia Canada James Bruce Waterfall (6444796789).jpg
Browne Falls 836 metres (2,743 ft)[10][11] Doubtful Sound, South Island New Zealand Browne Falls (Doubtful Sound).jpg
Strupenfossen 820 metres (2,690 ft)[12] Sogn og Fjordane Norway
Ramnefjellsfossen 818 metres (2,684 ft)[12] Sogn og Fjordane Norway Kjenndalen.jpg
Waihilau Falls 792 metres (2,598 ft)[13] Hawaii United States
Colonial Creek Falls 788 metres (2,585 ft)[14] Washington United States
Mongefossen 773 metres (2,536 ft)[15] Møre og Romsdal Norway Grytten et gårdsbruk ved Mongefossen - NB MS G4 0001.jpg
Gocta Cataracts 771 metres (2,530 ft)[16] Amazonas Peru Gocta.jpg
Mutarazi Falls 762 metres (2,500 ft)[17] Manicaland Zimbabwe Mutarazi Falls00.jpg
Kjelfossen 755 metres (2,477 ft)[18] Sogn og Fjordane Norway Kjelfossen-Gudvangen.jpg
Johannesburg Falls 751 metres (2,464 ft)[19] Washington United States
Yosemite Falls 739 metres (2,425 ft)[20] California United States Yosemite Falls 2005.jpg
Cascades de Trou de Fer 725 metres (2,379 ft)[21] Réunion France Trou-de-Fer.jpg
Ølmåafossen 720 metres (2,362 ft)[22] Møre og Romsdal Norway Ølmåafossen seen from road E136
Manawainui Falls 719 metres (2,359 ft)[23] Hawaii United States
Kjeragfossen 715 metres (2,346 ft)[24] Rogaland Norway
Avalanche Basin Falls 707 metres (2,320 ft)[25] Montana United States
Harrison Basin Falls 707 metres (2,320 ft)[26] Montana United States
Haloku Falls 700 metres (2,297 ft)[27] Hawaii United States
Chamberlain Falls 700 metres (2,297 ft)[28] South Island New Zealand
Alfred Creek Falls 700 metres (2,297 ft)[29] British Columbia Canada
Døntefossen 700 metres (2,297 ft)[30] Møre og Romsdal Norway
Brufossen 698 metres (2,290 ft)[31] Hordaland Norway
Spirefossen 690 metres (2,264 ft)[32] Sogn og Fjordane Norway
Lake Unknown Falls 680 metres (2,231 ft)[33] South Island New Zealand
Kukenaam, Salto 674 metres (2,211 ft)[34] Bolívar Venezuela Close do salto kukenan.JPG
Yutaj, Salto 671 metres (2,201 ft)[35] Amazonas Venezuela
La Chorrera Falls 590 metres (1,936 ft)[36] Cundinamarca Colombia

World's tallest artificial waterfalls[edit]

Waterfall Height Complex Country Image Remarks
Cascata delle Marmore 165 metres (541 ft)[37] Parco Fluviale del Nera Italy Cascatemarmore.jpg Created by the ancient Romans.
Liebian Waterfall 108 metres (354 ft) Liebian International Plaza China
Rain Vortex 40 metres (131 ft) Jewel Changi Airport Singapore World's tallest indoor waterfall.
Cloud Forest Indoor Waterfall 35 metres (115 ft) Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay Singapore Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.jpg Previously the world's tallest indoor waterfall.
Jurong Falls 30 metres (98 ft) Jurong Bird Park Singapore Jurong Falls.JPG Previously the world's tallest indoor waterfall.
Viktoriapark Waterfall 24 metres (79 ft)[38] Viktoriapark Germany
Lotte Music Fountain 18.2 metres (60 ft)[39] Aqua Mall, Lotte Department Store (Busan) South Korea Center column is considered an indoor waterfall, despite being known as a fountain.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Angel, Salto | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  2. ^ "Tugela Falls | World Waterfall Database: World's Tallest Waterfalls". web.archive.org. January 26, 2011.
  3. ^ "Tres Hermanas, Cataratas las | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  4. ^ "Olo'upena Falls | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  5. ^ "Yumbilla, Catarata | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  6. ^ "Vinnufossen | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls". Archived from the original on October 9, 2009.
  7. ^ "Baläifossen | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls". Archived from the original on October 10, 2009.
  8. ^ "Pu'uka'oku Falls | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  9. ^ "James Bruce Falls | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  10. ^ "Browne Falls | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  11. ^ Swan and Goss, 2004.
  12. ^ a b "Strupenfossen | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  13. ^ "Ramnefjellsfossen | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  14. ^ "Colonial Creek Falls | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  15. ^ "Mongefossen | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  16. ^ "Gocta, Catarata | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  17. ^ "Mutarazi Falls | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  18. ^ "Kjelfossen | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  19. ^ "Johannesburg Falls | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  20. ^ "Yosemite Falls | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  21. ^ "Trou de Fer, Cascades de | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  22. ^ "Ølmäafossen | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls". Archived from the original on October 10, 2009.
  23. ^ "Manawainui Falls | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  24. ^ "Kjeragfossen | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls". Archived from the original on October 9, 2009.
  25. ^ "Avalanche Basin Falls | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  26. ^ "Harrison Basin Falls | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  27. ^ "Haloku Falls | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  28. ^ "Lake Chamberlain Falls | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  29. ^ "Alfred Creek Falls | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  30. ^ "D?ntefossen | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls". Archived from the original on December 1, 2010.
  31. ^ "Brufossen | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls". Archived from the original on February 21, 2011.
  32. ^ "Spirefossen | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls". Archived from the original on February 21, 2011.
  33. ^ "Lake Unknown Falls | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  34. ^ "Kukenaam, Salto | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  35. ^ "Yutaj, Salto | World Waterfall Database: Worlds Tallest Waterfalls".
  36. ^ "Cascada La Chorrera y el Chiflon". Wikiloc | Trails of the World.
  37. ^ "The World's Tallest Artificial Waterfall". Atlas Obscura.
  38. ^ "Viktoriapark". visitberlin.de.
  39. ^ "Tallest indoor music fountain". Guinness World Records.

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