Interesting fact of the day

The world's widest single drop waterfall

Kaieteur Falls on the Potaro River in the Kaieteur National Park, Guyana (in the Amazon forest) is the world's widest single drop waterfall. The fall is 226 metres (741 ft) high when measured from its plunge over a sandstone and conglomerate cliff to the first break. While many falls have greater height, few have the combination of height and water volume. Kaieteur is among the most powerful waterfalls in the world with an average flow rate of 663 cubic metres per second (23,400 cubic feet per second). Kaieteur Falls is roughly 4 times higher than the Niagara Falls, on the border between Canada and the United States, and about twice the height of the Victoria Falls, on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa.

Kaieteur Falls