Victoria Falls


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Victoria Falls

A waterfall, 108 m (354 ft) high, of south-central Africa in the Zambezi River between southwest Zambia and northwest Zimbabwe. British explorer David Livingstone named the falls for Queen Victoria when he sighted them in 1855.

Victoria Falls

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(Placename) a major waterfall on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia, on the Zambezi River. Height: about 108 m (355 ft). Width: about 1400 m (4500 ft). Local name: Mosi-oa-Tunya

Victo′ria Falls′


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falls of the Zambezi River in S Africa, between Zambia and Zimbabwe, near Livingstone. 350 ft. (107 m) high; more than 1 mi. (1.6 km) wide.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Victoria Falls - a waterfall in the Zambezi River on the border between Zimbabwe and ZambiaVictoria Falls - a waterfall in the Zambezi River on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia; diminishes seasonally
Northern Rhodesia, Republic of Zambia, Zambia - a republic in central Africa; formerly controlled by Great Britain and called Northern Rhodesia until it gained independence within the commonwealth in 1964
Republic of Zimbabwe, Rhodesia, Southern Rhodesia, Zimbabwe - a landlocked republic in south central Africa formerly called Rhodesia; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1980
Zambezi, Zambezi River - an African river; flows into the Indian Ocean
2.Victoria Falls - a large waterfall on the border between Argentina and BrazilVictoria Falls - a large waterfall on the border between Argentina and Brazil
Argentina, Argentine Republic - a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
Brasil, Brazil, Federative Republic of Brazil - the largest Latin American country and the largest Portuguese speaking country in the world; located in the central and northeastern part of South America; world's leading coffee exporter
Translations

Victoria Falls

[vɪkˈtɔːrɪəˈfɔːlz] NPLCataratas fpl de Victoria

Victoria Falls

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The Libyan is leading a large delegation, and will also visit Zimbabwe's top res ort town of Victoria Falls, where the government plans massive tourism infrastru c ture projects.
18 January, 15 February, 1, 15 & 29 March 2010, 11 days from pounds 2,199 On this tour you will see one of the wonders on the planet; the amazing Victoria Falls.
ZIMBABWE'S answer to ecotourism is an international marathon at Victoria Falls on August 23.
As you come into land over the rainbows sweeping like technicoloured curtains through the powerful spray of the wondrous Victoria Falls, you won't be asking "why" any more.
That's the only word to describe Victoria Falls, where the waters of the Zambezi river pour over a sheer wall of basalt.
Zambia and Zimbabwe's biggest tourist magnet, the famed Victoria Falls, could lose its World Heritage status because of careless effluent and trash disposal in the Zambesi River upstream.
For those with more time, we strongly recommend a visit to Victoria Falls (you can avoid Zimbabwe by viewing the falls from Livingstone in Zambia), Chobe National Park in Botswana (excellent game viewing), the magnificent Okavanga Delta (even better game experiences in the heart of Botswana) and Namibia (but that is almost another journey in itself).
Plan that trip to Zimbabwe's Victoria Falls ASAP (and keep in mind one of those adorable young male guides who will lead you to the torrent), since situations get stickier as we move closer to the holidays.
The southbound freight train, which was carrying flammable liquid, and the passenger train, which was headed to the northwestern resort town of Victoria Falls, crashed near the coal mining centre of Hwange, about 300 kilometres (190 miles) from the western city of Bulawayo.
At least 60 more were injured in the accident which happened as the passenger train was travelling to the resort town of Victoria Falls in the north of the country.
Initially operating between Johannesburg, Harare and Bulawayo, the airline will commence domestic services between Harare, Bulawayo, Kariba and Victoria Falls in early 2002.
Victoria falls for Albert (Jonathan Firth), though the relationship is fraught with complications: As a foreigner, he's given little responsibility either running the castle or the country, which makes him cranky.

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