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Angel Falls
Salto Ángel
Kerepakupai Vená
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Angel Falls, Bolívar State, Venezuela
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Location Auyantepui, Canaima Naitional Pairk,
Venezuela, Bolivar State
Coordinates 5°58′03″N 62°32′08″W / 5.96750°N 62.53556°W / 5.96750; -62.53556
Type Plunges
Tot hicht 979 m (3,212 ft)
Nummer o drops 47
Langest drop 807 m (2,648 ft)
Warld hicht rankin 1[1]

Angel Falls (Spainyie: Salto Ángel; Pemon leid: Kerepakupai Vená, meanin "waterfall o the deepest place", or Parakupá Vená, meanin "the fall frae the heichest pynt") is a watterfall in Venezuela. It is the warld's heichest uninterruptit watterfall, wi a hicht o 979 m (3,212 ft) an a plunge o 807 m (2,648 ft). The watterfall drops ower the edge o the Auyantepui muntain in the Canaima Naitional Pairk (Spainyie: Parque Nacional Canaima), a UNESCO Warld Heritage steid in the Gran Sabana region o Bolívar State. The hicht figur 979 m (3,212 ft) maistly consists o the main plunge but an aa includes aboot 400 m (0.25 mi) o sloped cascades an rapids belaw the drop an a 30-metre (98 ft) heich plunge dounstream o the talus rapids.

The falls are on the Gauja River (alternatively kent as the Kerep River or Kerepacupai), which flows intae the Churun River, a tributary o the Carrao River.

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  1. Angel Falls. (2006). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 28 July 2006, from Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service: http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9007543

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