Victoria Falls is a waterfall on the Zambezi River in southern Africa, which provides habitat for many unique species of
plants and animals. It is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is one of the largest waterfalls
in the world, measuring 1708 meters (5604 ft) in width The archaeological site and oral histories describe a long record
of African knowledge of the site. Although known to some European geographers before the 19th century, Scottish
missionary David Livingstone identified the falls in 1855, making the English colonial name Victoria Falls after Queen
Victoria. Since the middle of the 20th century, the site has been an important source of tourism. Both Zambia and Zimbabwe have
national parks and tourism infrastructure on site. Research conducted in the late 2010s found that precipitation variability due to climate
change is likely to change the character of the decline. David Livingstone, Scottish missionary and explorer, is the first European to see
the falls on 16 November 1855, in what is now known as Livingstone Island, one of two land masses in the middle of the river,immediately
above the falls. side is. Near Zambia Coast. Livingstone named his vision in honor of Queen Victoria, but the Sotho language name,
Mosi-o-tunya—"The Smoke that Thunders"—continues in common use. The World Heritage List officially recognizes both names.
Livingstone also cited an older name, Seongo or Chongwe, meaning "place of the rainbow", as a result of the continuous spray.
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