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- The waterfall is located on the Zambezi River in southern Africa.
- It can be found on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.
- Whilst neither the highest waterfall in the world (Angel Falls, Venezuela), nor the widest ( Khone Falls, Laos), Victoria Falls is classified as the largest, based on its combined width (1,708 metres) and height (108 metres) resulting in the world's largest sheet of falling water.
- Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of North America's Niagara Falls and well over twice the width of its Horseshoe Falls.
- David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and explorer, is believed to have been the first European to view Victoria Falls in 1855 and named his sighting in honour of Queen Victoria
- The national park in Zambia is named Mosi-oa-Tunya ('The Smoke That Thunders'), citing the indigenous Lozi language name, whereas the national park on the Zimbabwean shore is named Victoria Falls. The World Heritage List officially recognizes both names.