Angel Falls

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What is Angel Falls ?

Angel falls is the highest waterfall in the world , that’s located in the Guayana highlands . It’s 979 m high up at around 3212 ft high , also 50m higher than Niagara falls , nearly 20 times shorter than Angel falls . Angels has had 2 drops , the highest drop measures at 807 m , along with other rapids and cascades combined to make it this high .The waterfall as know as the name “ Angel Falls “ or “Salto Angel” since the Mid 20 Century, they named it after Jimmie Angel , he was a US aviator and the first person to fly over the falls . After Jimmie Angel passed away on December 8th 1956 , his ashes were scattered over the falls on July 2nd 1960 .

How was it formed ?

Usually waterfalls such as Angel Falls are formed in the upper part of the river . When the river of the waterfall courses over resistant bedrock , and then erosion happens slowly , while downstream the erosion occurs more rapidly . Often over time, the waterfall will recede back to form a canyon or gorge downstream as it recedes upstream, and it will carve deeper into the ridge above it.
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