Difference between Niagara Falls and Victoria Falls

Key Difference: Niagara Falls are the waterfalls located on the Niagara River. They comprise of three waterfalls - The American Falls and Bridal Veil in the United States of America and the Canadian ‘Horseshoe’ that falls in Canada. Victoria Falls are located on the Zambezi River in Southern Africa, on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls is taller and wider in comparison to Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls comprises of three separate waterfalls. Two of the waterfalls are located in the United States and one is located in the Canada (American falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Canadian Horseshoe falls). The Bridal Veil is the smallest among them. Niagara Falls plays a vital role as a key source of hydroelectric power. It is a natural outlet from Lake Erie that reaches Lake Ontario.

Victoria Falls is located in Southern Africa. It lies on the border of two counties; Zambia and Zimbabwe. The source of Victoria Falls is River Zambezi, which is also known as the “River of Life” across Southern Africa. A town in Zimbabwe that lies next to these Falls is also named after the Victoria Falls.

Comparison between Niagara Falls and Victoria Falls:

 

Niagara Falls

Victoria Falls

Origin of the name

Iroquois Indian word “Onguiaahra” meaning “The Strait”.

Named by Livingston, in honor of the British Queen, Victoria.

Location

United States of America-Canada Border

Zimbabwe-Zambia Border

Watercourse

Niagara River

Zambezi River

Height (m)

51

108

Flow rate (meter cubic per second)

1834

1088

Number of drops

3

1

Age (approx.)

12,000 years

250'000 to 100'000 years

Formation

Melting of glaciers

Volcanic activity

Coordinates

43.0800° N, 79.0710° W

17.9244° S, 25.8567° E

Width

1203

1708

Other name

Cayuga: Gahnawehtaˀ or Tgahnawęhta

Mosi-oa-Tunya

Type

Cataract

Waterfall

Image Courtesy: niagarafallswelcomecenter.com,  victoriafalls-guide.net

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Comments

What is the highest water fall in the world Victoria or Niagara pls answer me

The highest waterfall in the world is Angel Falls in Venezuela, South America

I need more information about Victoria Falls.Their is enough facts about Niagara Falls. We need more facts about Victoria Falls. Please put similarities of Niagara Falls and Victoria Falls

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