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Angel Falls, Venezuela – highest in the world at 979 m (3,212 ft) tall

This is a list of notable waterfalls of the world sorted by continent, then country, then province, state or territory. A waterfall is considered notable if it has an existing article specifically for it on Wikipedia, and it is at least 15 m (50 ft) high, or the falls have some historical significance based on multiple reliable references.

See additional lists of waterfalls by height, flow rate and type.

Contents

AfricaEdit

AngolaEdit

BurundiEdit

ChadEdit

Democratic Republic of the CongoEdit

 
Boyoma Falls, Democratic Republic of the Congo

EthiopiaEdit

GhanaEdit

GuineaEdit

KenyaEdit

LesothoEdit

LibyaEdit

MadagascarEdit

MaliEdit

MoroccoEdit

 
Ouzoud Falls, Morocco

NamibiaEdit

NigeriaEdit

RwandaEdit

SomaliaEdit

 
Lamadaya falls in Sanaag, Somalia

South AfricaEdit

KwaZulu-NatalEdit

 
Tugela Falls, South Africa

MpumalangaEdit

Northern CapeEdit

TanzaniaEdit

UgandaEdit

ZambiaEdit

 
Victoria Falls, Zambia / Zimbabwe border, Africa – largest sheet of falling water in the world, width by height

ZimbabweEdit

  • Mutarazi Falls – 762 m (2,500 ft) high; highest in Zimbabwe, second highest in Africa and 17th highest in the world
  • Victoria Falls – see Zambia above

AsiaEdit

 
Madhabkunda Falls, Bangladesh

BangladeshEdit

CambodiaEdit

ChinaEdit

East TimorEdit

 
Bandeira Falls, East Timor

Hong KongEdit

  • Waterfall Bay – near Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island; historically known for replenishing British merchant ships with its water

IndiaEdit

 
Jog Falls, India during monsoon

IndonesiaEdit

 
Sipisopiso Falls, Indonesia

IranEdit

JapanEdit

  • Abe Great Falls – 80 m (260 ft) high
  • Fukuroda Falls – 120 m (390 ft) high
  • Hannoki Falls – 497 m (1,631 ft) high; the tallest falls in Japan; only flows from April to July; twin falls with Shōmyō Falls
  • Kegon Falls – 97 m (318 ft); infamous for suicides
  • Nachi Falls – 133 m (436 ft)
  • Nunobiki Falls – 120 m (390 ft) in four cascades, of great cultural significance, considered a meisho, or "famous site"
  • Shōmyō Falls – 350 m (1,150 ft) high; the tallest year-round waterfall in Japan

KyrgyzstanEdit

LaosEdit

 
Khone Phapheng Falls, Laos – highest flow rate in Asia

MalaysiaEdit

NepalEdit

North KoreaEdit

PakistanEdit

PhilippinesEdit

 
Tinago Falls, Philippines

Russia (Siberia)Edit

SingaporeEdit

South KoreaEdit

 
The first two falls of Cheonjeyeon Falls, South Korea

Sri LankaEdit

TaiwanEdit

ThailandEdit

VietnamEdit

EuropeEdit

AustriaEdit

 
Krimml Falls, Austria
  • Krimml Falls – 380 m (1,250 ft), highest waterfall in Austria

Bosnia and HerzegovinaEdit

 
Skakavac Falls, Sarajevo

BulgariaEdit

CroatiaEdit

EstoniaEdit

Faroe IslandsEdit

  • Bøsdalafossur – 30 m (98 ft)
  • Fossá – 140 m (460 ft), highest waterfall in the Faroe Islands

FinlandEdit

 
Pihtsusköngäs, one of the most powerful waterfalls in Finland

FranceEdit

GermanyEdit

GreeceEdit

HungaryEdit

IcelandEdit

 
Dettifoss, Iceland – most powerful falls in Europe

IrelandEdit

ItalyEdit

LatviaEdit

 
Ventas rumba – The widest waterfall in Europe
  • Abavas rumba
  • Ventas rumba – 1.80–2.20 m (5.9–7.2 ft) high; 249–270 m (817–886 ft) wide – The widest waterfall in Europe

North MacedoniaEdit

 
Korab Falls, North Macedonia

NorwayEdit

 
Vinnufossen, Norway

PolandEdit

 
Siklawa, Poland

PortugalEdit

AzoresEdit

MadeiraEdit

RomaniaEdit

RussiaEdit

SerbiaEdit

SlovakiaEdit

SloveniaEdit

SwedenEdit

SwitzerlandEdit

 
Rhine Falls, Switzerland – highest flow rate in Europe

TurkeyEdit

UkraineEdit

 
Maniava Falls, Ukraine

United KingdomEdit

EnglandEdit

 
High Force, England

Northern IrelandEdit

ScotlandEdit

 
Steall Falls, Scotland
  • Eas a' Chual Aluinn – 658 ft (201 m), highest waterfall in the United Kingdom
  • Steall Falls – 394 ft (120 m), 2nd highest waterfall in the United Kingdom

WalesEdit

North AmericaEdit

BelizeEdit

CanadaEdit

AlbertaEdit

British ColumbiaEdit

 
Helmcken Falls, British Columbia

Newfoundland and LabradorEdit

Northwest TerritoriesEdit

 
Virginia Falls, Northwest Territories

NunavutEdit

OntarioEdit

 
Niagara Falls, Canada (Horseshoe Falls on right) / United States (American Falls on left) – highest flow rate in North America

QuebecEdit

Costa RicaEdit

 
La Paz Falls, Costa Rica

GreenlandEdit

GuadeloupeEdit

HaitiEdit

JamaicaEdit

MexicoEdit

Saint LuciaEdit

United StatesEdit

Category:Waterfalls of the United States by state

AlabamaEdit

 
DeSoto Falls, Alabama

AlaskaEdit

ArizonaEdit

 
Havasu Falls, Arizona

ArkansasEdit

CaliforniaEdit

 
Yosemite Falls, California
 
Alamere Falls
Bonita Falls
Burney Falls
Darwin Falls
Feather Falls
McWay Falls
21 Waterfalls in Yosemite
Some of the Waterfalls in California

ColoradoEdit

ConnecticutEdit

GeorgiaEdit

 
Amicalola Falls, highest in Georgia

FloridaEdit

HawaiiEdit

(listed after Australia in the Oceania section below)

IdahoEdit

IndianaEdit

KentuckyEdit

LouisianaEdit

  • Lake Peigneur Drilling Disaster – 50 m (160 ft) drop (all below sea-level) flowed for 3 days in 1980 due to an oil rig drilling into a salt mine

MaineEdit

MarylandEdit

 
Great Falls, Virginia (L) / Maryland (R)

MassachusettsEdit

  • Bash Bish Falls – 61 m (200 ft); a series of cascades with the final one being split into twin falls dropping 80-foot (24 m) over boulders to a pool below

MichiganEdit

See also Category:Waterfalls of Michigan

MinnesotaEdit

 
Minnehaha Falls, Minnesota

MissouriEdit

MontanaEdit

NebraskaEdit

  • Smith Falls – 19 m (62 ft), highest waterfall in Nebraska

New HampshireEdit

New JerseyEdit

 
Great Falls, New Jersey
  • Great Falls – 23 m (75 ft) drop; Passaic River, Paterson

New MexicoEdit

New YorkEdit

 
American Falls, part of Niagara Falls, New York

North CarolinaEdit

 
Cullasaja Falls, North Carolina
 
Sliding Rock, North Carolina

See also Category:Waterfalls of North Carolina

OhioEdit

OklahomaEdit

OregonEdit

  • Multnomah Falls – 189 m (620 ft) in two steps of 165 m (541 ft) and 21 m (69 ft), flowing year-round
  • Toketee Falls – 36 m (118 ft) in two steps, the latter of which is over columnar basalt
  • Watson Falls – 83 m (272 ft) sheer
  • Willamette Falls – 12 m (39 ft), 1,500 ft (460 m) wide, flowing year-round

PennsylvaniaEdit

Rhode IslandEdit

South CarolinaEdit

South DakotaEdit

 
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

TennesseeEdit

TexasEdit

UtahEdit

  • Bridal Veil Falls – 185 m (607 ft) tall double cataract waterfall
  • Calf Creek Falls – 65 m (213 ft) total drop over two falls; the lower drop is 38 m (125 ft) high, while the upper drop (upstream) is 27 m (89 ft) high

VirginiaEdit

WashingtonEdit

 
Palouse Falls, Washington

West VirginiaEdit

 
Blackwater Falls, West Virginia

WisconsinEdit

WyomingEdit

 
Lower Yellowstone Falls, Wyoming

OceaniaEdit

AustraliaEdit

New South WalesEdit

 
Apsley Falls, New South Wales
 
Wollomombi Falls, New South Wales

Northern TerritoryEdit

 
Jim Jim Falls during the wet season, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

QueenslandEdit

 
Wallaman Falls, Queensland – highest single drop in Australia

South AustraliaEdit

TasmaniaEdit

 
Russell Falls, Tasmania

VictoriaEdit

 
Hopetoun Falls, Victoria

French PolynesiaEdit

Hawaiian IslandsEdit

 
Akaka Falls, Hawaiʻi

New ZealandEdit

 
Sutherland Falls, New Zealand

South AmericaEdit

 
Iguazu Falls, Argentina / Brazil border – highest flow rate in South America

ArgentinaEdit

BrazilEdit

ChileEdit

 
Laja Falls, Chile

ColombiaEdit

GuyanaEdit

ParaguayEdit

  • Guaíra Falls – Spanish: Saltos del Guairá; Sete Quedas, on the Brazil-Paraguay border
  • Monday Falls – Spanish: Saltos del Monday; along the Monday River

PeruEdit

VenezuelaEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit