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Kaieteur Falls | Potaro-Siparuni, Guayana

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Guyana
5° 10' 30.3744" N, 59° 28' 50.0916" W
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Kaieteur Falls

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Kaieteur Falls is a high-volume waterfall on the Potaro River in central Guyana, Potaro-Siparuni region. It is located in Kaieteur National Park. It is 741 ft (226 m) high when measured from its plunge over a sandstone and conglomerate cliff to the first break. It then flows over a series of steep cascades that, when included in the measurements, bring the total height to 823 ft (251 m). While many falls have greater height, few have the combination of height and water volume. This has given Kaieteur Falls the misleading label of "largest single drop" waterfall in the world which is often misinterpreted as "tallest single drop." However, it is likely one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world.

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Kaieteur Falls

Kaieteur Falls - Photo: jaylarson

Kaieteur Falls

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Kaieteur Falls

Kaieteur Falls - Photo: James Broscombe

Kaieteur Falls

Kaieteur Falls - Photo: Kelly

SUBMITTED ON 06.05.2013.