Angel Faws (Spaingie: Salto Ángel; Pemon leid: Kerepakupai Vená, meanin "watterfaw o the deepest place", or Parakupá Vená, meanin "the faw frae the heichest pynt") is a watterfaw in Venezuela. It is the warld's heichest uninterruptit watterfaw, wi a hicht o 979 m (3,212 ft) an a plunge o 807 m (2,648 ft). The watterfaw drops ower the edge o the Auyantepui muntain in the Canaima Naitional Pairk (Spainyie: Parque Nacional Canaima), a UNESCO Warld Heritage steid in the Gran Sabana region o Bolívar State. The hicht figur 979 m (3,212 ft) maistly consists o the main plunge but an aa includes aboot 400 m (0.25 mi) o sloped cascades an rapids ablo the drop an a 30-metre (98 ft) heich plunge dounstream o the talus rapids.

Angel Faws
Salto Ángel
Kerepakupai Vená
Angel Faws, Bolívar State, Venezuela
Angel Faws is locatit in Venezuela
Angel Faws
Location in Venezuela
LocationAuyantepui, Canaima Naitional Pairk,
Venezuela, Bolivar State
Coordinates5°58′03″N 62°32′08″W / 5.96750°N 62.53556°W / 5.96750; -62.53556
Tot hicht979 m (3,212 ft)
Nummer o draps47
Langest drap807 m (2,648 ft)
Warld hicht rankin1[1]

The faws are on the Gauja River (alternatively kent as the Kerep River or Kerepacupai), which flows intae the Churun River, a tributary o the Carrao River.


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