Kaieteur Falls

Kaieteur Falls
Kaieteur Falls [kī΄ə toor′]
waterfall in WC Guyana: 741 ft (226 m)

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Cataract on the Potaro River, west-central Guyana.

After a sheer drop of 741 ft (226 m), the falls pass into a gorge 5 mi (8 km) long, which descends another 81 ft (25 m). The falls are 300 to 350 ft (90 to 105 m) wide at the top and are the central feature of Kaieteur National Park (1930).

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      cataract on the Potaro River, west-central Guyana. After a sheer drop of 741 feet (226 m) over the edge of a sandstone plateau, the falls have eroded a gorge, 5 miles (8 km) long, that descends another 81 feet (25 m). The falls are 300 to 350 feet (90 to 105 m) wide at the top and are the central feature of the Kaieteur National Park (established 1930). Tourists usually visit the site by chartered aircraft from Georgetown, but a road and river expedition is also possible. The falls were sighted by C. Barrington Brown, a British geologist, in 1870.

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  • Kaieteur National Park — is a National Park located in the Potaro Siparuni Region of Guyana. The Park s boundaries and purpose are defined in the Kaieteur National Park Act, and was created to preserve the natural scenery (including Kaieteur Falls), and its fauna and… …   Wikipedia

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