List of waterfalls

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Angel Falls, Venezuela – highest in the world at 979 m (3,212 ft) tall

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 (50 ft), or the falls have some historical significance based on multiple reliable references.

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

Contents

Africa

Angola

Burundi

Chad

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Boyoma Falls, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ethiopia

Ghana

Tagbo Falls, Ghana

Guinea

Kenya

Lesotho

Libya

Madagascar

Mali

Morocco

Ouzoud Falls, Morocco

Namibia

Nigeria

Rwanda

Somalia

Lamadaya falls in Sanaag, Somalia

South Africa

KwaZulu-Natal

Tugela Falls, South Africa

Mpumalanga

Northern Cape

Tanzania

Uganda

Zambia

Victoria Falls, Zambia / Zimbabwe border, Africa – largest sheet of falling water in the world, width by height

Zimbabwe

  • 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

Madhabkunda Falls, Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Cambodia

China

East Timor

Bandeira Falls, East Timor

Hong Kong

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

India

Jog Falls, India during monsoon

Indonesia

Sipisopiso Falls, Indonesia

Iran

Japan

  • 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

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Khone Phapheng Falls, Laos – highest flow rate in Asia

Malaysia

Nepal

North Korea

Pakistan

Manthokha Falls, Pakistan

Philippines

Tinago Falls, Philippines

Russia (Siberia)

Singapore

South Korea

The first two falls of Cheonjeyeon Falls, South Korea

Sri Lanka

Bambarakanda Falls, Sri Lanka

Taiwan

Shifen Falls, Taiwan

Thailand

Vietnam

Europe

Austria

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

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Skakavac Falls, Sarajevo

Bulgaria

Croatia

Estonia

Faroe Islands

  • Bøsdalafossur – 30 m (98 ft)
  • Fossá – 140 m (460 ft), highest waterfall in the Faroe Islands

Finland

Pihtsusköngäs, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Dettifoss, Iceland – most powerful falls in Europe
Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Ventas rumba – The widest waterfall in Europe
  • Abavas rumba
  • Ventas rumba – 1.80–2.20 m (5.9–7.2 ft) high; 249–270 m (817–886 ft) wide – The widest waterfall in Europe

Macedonia

Korab Falls, Macedonia

Norway

Vinnufossen, Norway
Vøringfossen, Norway

Poland

Siklawa, Poland
  • SiklawaHigh Tatras – 65 m (213 ft), highest waterfall in Poland
  • SiklawicaTatra Mountains – 23 m (75 ft)
  • Wodospad KamieńczykaSudetes – 27 m (89 ft)
  • Wodospad Wilczki – Eastern Sudetes – 22 m (72 ft)

Portugal

Azores

Madeira

25 Fontes Falls, Madeira

Romania

Russia

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Sweden

Switzerland

Rhine Falls, Switzerland – highest flow rate in Europe

Turkey

Ukraine

Maniava Falls, Ukraine
Uchan-su Falls, Ukraine

United Kingdom

England

High Force, England

Northern Ireland

Scotland

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

North America

Belize

Canada

Alberta

Athabasca Falls, Alberta

British Columbia

Helmcken Falls, British Columbia

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories

Virginia Falls, Northwest Territories

Nunavut

Ontario

Niagara Falls, Canada (Horseshoe Falls on right) / United States (American Falls on left) – highest flow rate in North America

Quebec

Costa Rica

La Paz Falls, Costa Rica

Greenland

Guadeloupe

Haiti

Jamaica

Mexico

Saint Lucia

United States

Category:Waterfalls of the United States by state

Alabama

DeSoto Falls, Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Havasu Falls, Arizona

Arkansas

California

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

Connecticut

Georgia

Amicalola Falls, highest in Georgia

Florida

Hawaii

(listed after Australia in the Oceania section below)

Idaho

Indiana

Kentucky

Cumberland Falls, Kentucky

Louisiana

  • 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

Maryland

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

Massachusetts

  • 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

See also Category:Waterfalls of Michigan

Minnesota

Minnehaha Falls, Minnesota

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

  • Smith Falls – 19 m (62 ft), highest waterfall in Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Jersey

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

New Mexico

New York

American Falls, part of Niagara Falls, New York

North Carolina

Cullasaja Falls, North Carolina
Sliding Rock, North Carolina

See also Category:Waterfalls of North Carolina

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

  • 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

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

  • 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

Washington

Palouse Falls, Washington

West Virginia

Blackwater Falls, West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Lower Yellowstone Falls, Wyoming

Oceania

Australia

New South Wales

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

Northern Territory

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

Queensland

Wallaman Falls, Queensland – highest single drop in Australia

South Australia

Tasmania

Russell Falls, Tasmania

Victoria

Hopetoun Falls, Victoria

French Polynesia

Hawaiian Islands

Akaka Falls, Hawaiʻi

New Zealand

Sutherland Falls, New Zealand

South America

Iguazu Falls, Argentina / Brazil border – highest flow rate in South America

Argentina

Brazil

Chile

Laja Falls, Chile

Colombia

Guyana

Paraguay

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

Peru

Venezuela

See also

External links

  • World waterfall database
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