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Venezuela -- from Wikipedia

The Tepuis are table-like mountains found only in the Guiana highlands. These geological formations tend to be found as isolated entities rather than in mountain range fashion, which makes them the host of a unique array of endemic plant and animal species. Some of the most outstanding tepuis are Autana, Pico da Neblina (the highest one, on the Venezuelan-Brazil border), Auyantepui and Monte Roraima. They are typically composed of Precambrian sandstone rocks, very hard to climb, that rise abruptly from the jungle, giving rise to spectacular natural scenery. Auyantepui in particular is the source of Angel Falls, the world's tallest waterfall.

Canaima National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Canaima) is a 30,000 km▓ park in south-eastern Venezuela that borders Brazil and Guyana. It is located in the state of BolÝvar, and was established on the 13 June 1962. It is the second largest park in the country, after Parima-Tapirapecˇ. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 because of the Tepuis (table-top mountains) that cover most of the park. The most famous Tepuis in the park are Monte Roraima, the largest and easiest to climb, and Auyantepui, which contains Angel Falls.

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