The "Salto Angel" (Angel Falls) is the world's highest waterfall,3 times the size of Eiffel Tower.The waterfall wasn't known to the western world untill it was visited in 1935 by the American Aviator,James Crawford Angel on a flight whilst searching for a valuable ore bed.In 1936 he returned and landed his plane on top of the waterfall.The falls are currently named "Angel Falls" after him.The waterfall drops from the plateau of Auyan Tepui (means Devil's mountain)which is located in the highland area known as La Gran Sabana.The region in which Angel Falls is located is covered with mesas,tropical rain forests and grasslands.The fall is 979 metres high(3212)feet and is the highest waterfall in the world.
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Location: Canaima National park
River: Gauja (Rio Gauya), tributary of Rio Churn. The last in turn is tributary of Rio Caroni. The name - Gauja - to the river has been given by Latvian Alejandro Laime, who was the first to reach this waterfall by land. The other Gauja river is located in Latvia - in fact it is among the most beautiful rivers of Latvia. Often there is made mistake by telling that this waterfall is on Rio Churn.
Height: 979 m
At the lower part the waterfall is 150 m wide. Europeans discovered the waterfall in 1935. Waterfalls is named after James Angel - American adventurer, who had to make an emergency landing with his plane nearby in 1937