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Waterfalls are the perfect example of the beauty and power of nature. They are exquisite to look at but the most ferocious waterfalls can easily crush a large boat. This is the reason why tourists often flock to waterfalls because they want to get closer to the beauty of nature while experiencing a closer encounter of the water’s ferocity in volume.
The most popular waterfall in North America is also the leader in water volume per second in waterfalls. An average of 2.8 million liters of water goes through Niagara Falls every second. The popularity of the falls also comes from the fact that it’s in the borders of Canada (Ontario) and USA (New York). Tourists can easily access the Niagara Falls where they can enjoy different types of tours and viewing platforms in order to take a closer glimpse on one of the world’s most powerful waterfalls.
Just like Niagara, Victoria Falls is found in the border of two countries. But its sheer size is the main reason why it crosses the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Locally called as the “smoke that thunders”, Victoria Falls is 1.7 kilometers in length with 108 meters in height. Its volume is a lot less than Niagara Falls (1 million liters per second) which is the reason why the water looks like smoke before it falls to the ground.
One of the best waterfalls in the world also crosses the border of two countries (Argentina and Brazil). Iguazu Falls is the longest waterfall in the world with the length of nearly two kilometers. But the beauty of Iguazu Falls is the fact that it’s a combination of more than 270 small waterfalls and tourists can walk in pathways between each of them.