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Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls 

The Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls is the world's largest sheet of flowing water, and it's famous for its unique geological and geomorphological features, as well as active land formation processes and the spray, mist, and rainbows that the falls produce.

This transboundary property spans 6860 hectares and includes 3779 hectares of Zambia's Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and 2340 hectares of Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls National Park, 741 ha of the riverine strip of Zambezi National Park (Zimbabwe). The Victoria Falls is one of the principal attractions of the Zambezi National Park, which stretches 9 kilometers west along the right bank of the Zambezi River and includes islands in the river as far as Palm and Kandahar Islands.

The waterfall is about 915 meters above sea level and covers around 1708 meters in width, with an average depth of 100 meters and a maximum depth of 108 meters. Sprays from this massive waterfall may be seen from 30 kilometers away on the Zambian Lusaka route and 50 kilometers away on the Zimbabwean Bulawayo road.

Basalts have been carved by a river system, resulting in a series of eight breathtaking gorges that serve as breeding grounds for four endangered bird species. The basalts of the Victoria Falls World Heritage Site are stratified, as opposed to the vertical and columnar basalts of the Giants Causeway World Heritage Site.

The Victoria Falls/Mosi-oa-Tunya was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1989.

(Source UNESCO)


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