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These are the world's largest hydroelectric dams

Visualized here are the five largest hydroelectric dams in the world, ranked by their maximum output, and other key information as of 2021. Image: REUTERS/Stringer

Marcus Lu

Financial Writer, Visual Capitalist

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Top 5 largest hydroelectric dams in the world.
Top 5 largest hydroelectric dams in the world. Image: Visual Capitalist.

The largest hydroelectric dam in the world, China's Three Gorges Dam can generate the most amount of power.
The largest hydroelectric dam in the world, China's Three Gorges Dam can generate the most amount of power. Image: Visual Capitalist.

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