Rhine Falls facts for kids
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Aerial view of Rheinfall in 2008
|Location||On the border between the cantons of Schaffhausen and Zürich next to Schaffhausen, in northern Switzerland|
|Elevation||364 m (1,194 ft)|
|Total height||23 metres (75 ft)|
|Number of drops||1|
|Total width||150 metres (490 ft)|
|250 m3/s (8,800 cu ft/s) during winter,
600 m3/s (21,000 cu ft/s) during summer
They can be found in the High Rhine in the upper parts of the river Rhine, in the municipalities of Neuhausen am Rheinfall and Laufen-Uhwiesen, near the town of Schaffhausen in the north part of Switzerland and close to the German border. They are 150 meters (450 ft) wide and 23 meters (75 ft) tall. The Rhine Falls were made in the last ice age about 14,000 to 17,000 years ago.
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