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Where is Angel Falls and what is so special about it??

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Asked by QueSera Sera, 14 Jun '10 12:00 am
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Angel falls is the world's highest water fall and it is in Venezuela. The waterfall was known for most of the twentieth century by the name "Angel Falls" after Jimmie Angel, a US aviator who was the first to fly over the falls in a plane. According to the British , newspaper, The Guardian In the indigenous Pemon language Kerepakupai mer means 'waterfall of the deepest place'. The falls are sometimes referred to as Churn-mer, an error, since that name corresponds to another waterfall in the Canaima National Park. Churn in the Pemon language means "thunder President Hugo Chvez announced his intention to change the name to "Kerepakupai Mer" in 2009, on the grounds that the nation's most famous landmark should bear an indigenous name. Explaining the name change, President Chvez was reported to have said, "This is ours, long before Angel ever arrived there... this is indigenous property."However, on December 23, he clarified that he will not decree the change of name, but only was defending ...more
Answered by Josna, 14 Jun '10 10:30 am

 
  
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Angel falls in venezuela and its the tallest falls in the world.
Answered by Palanivelu, 14 Jun '10 12:03 am

 
  
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Angel Falls or Kerepakupai mer (which means "waterfall of the deepest place", in Pemon language, or: Parakupa-vena, which means "the fall from the highest point"; Spanish: Salto ngel) is a waterfall in Venezuela.

It is the world's highest waterfall, with a height of 1,054 m (3,458 ft) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648 ft). The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Canaima), a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gran Sabana region of Bolvar State, Venezuela.

The height of the fall is so great that before getting anywhere near the ground, much of the water is evaporated or carried away as a fine mist by the strong wind. The base of the falls feeds into the Kerep River (alternatively known as the Ro Gauya), which flows into the Churun River, a tributary of the Carrao River.

The height figure 3,212 ft (979 m) mostly consists of the main plunge but also includes about 0.25 mi (400 m) of sloped cascades and rapids be ...more
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 14 Jun '10 12:05 am

 
  
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