Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls (Lozi: Mosi-oa-Tunya, "The Smoke That Thunders"; Tonga: Shungu Namutitima, "Boiling Water") is a waterfall on the Zambezi River in southern Africa, which provides habitat for several unique species of plants and animals. It is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe[1] and is one of the world's largest waterfalls, with a width of 1,708 m (5,604 ft).

Victoria Falls
Mosi-oa Tunya
Shungu Namutitima
Location on the Zambezi
LocationLivingstone, Zambia
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe[1]
Coordinates17°55′28″S 25°51′24″E
TypeCataract waterfall
Total height108 m (355 ft) (at centre)
Number of drops2
WatercourseZambezi River
Average
flow rate
1088 m3/s (38,430 cu ft/s)
Official nameMosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls
TypeNatural
Criteriavii, viii
Designated1989 (13th session)
Reference no.509
State PartyZambia and Zimbabwe
RegionAfrica

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