Angel Falls


An·gel Falls

geographical name \ˈān-jəl\

Definition of ANGEL FALLS

waterfall 3212 feet (979 m) SE Venezuela on Auyán-tepuí Mountain in a headstream of the Caroní

Angel Falls

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Angel Falls (Salto Ángel), La Gran Sabana region of Bolívar state, Venezuela.—G. De Steinheil/Shostal Associates

Waterfall, southeastern Venezuela. It lies on the Churún River, a tributary of the Caroní, southeast of Ciudad Bolívar. The highest waterfall in the world, the cataract drops 3,212 ft (979 m) and is 500 ft (150 m) wide at its base. It was named for James Angel, an American who crash-landed his plane nearby in 1937.

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