There’s no denying the beauty of waterfalls. No matter how large or small, there is something quite mesmerizing about water cascading down the side of a cliff or mountain. These natural geological formations have become popular tourist attractions across the globe. But how do you measure the size of a waterfall? Is it how tall it is? How wide? Or how much water flows per second? Whichever measure you use, the world's biggest waterfalls are truly awe-inspiring.


1. Tallest Waterfall in the World

Located in the Bolivar State of Venezuela, the tallest waterfall in the world is known locally as Kerepakupai Meru. To the rest of the planet, it goes by name of Angel Falls. Falling from a height of 3,212 feet, the water barely touches the cliff face as it bursts forth over the edge of Devil’s Mountain. The height of Angel Falls is so great that the immense stream of free-falling water atomizes into a huge column of mist. Further down it trickles back together before continuing as a cascading run of rapids. Angel Falls really is one of the biggest waterfalls in the world.

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