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Angel Falls
Salto Ángel
Kerepakupai Vená
Angel Falls, Bolívar State, Venezuela
Angel Falls is located in Venezuela
Angel Falls
Location in Venezuela
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:

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