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Angel Falls was first seen by the explorer Ernesto de Santa Cruz at the beginning of the 20th century before the known world. Then the American aviator, James Crawford Angel was officially discovered this waterfall as he searched for gold mining site. In 1936, James Angel returned and landed near the waterfall. To commemorate the founder of this waterfall named "Angel Falls". However Pemon Indians themselves called it a "Auyan-tepui" ("Aiyan-tepui") or "Mountain of the Devil".
Angel Falls is a waterfall in Venezuela. It is the world's highest waterfall, with a height of 979 m (3,212 ft) and a plunge of 807 m (2,648 ft). The waterfall drops over the edge of the Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Gran Sabana region of Bolívar State, Venezuela. The height of the fall is so great that, before getting anywhere near the ground, much of the water is evaporated or carried away as a fine mist by the strong wind.
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