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Great Lakes of Africa

Information about a group of African lakes in the Rift Valley and East African Rift that are known collectvely as the "African Great Lakes".

African Great Lakes by Size

Lake Victoria
SURFACE AREA: 26,600 square miles
SHORE LENGTH: 2140 miles
SURFACE ELEVATION: 3717 feet
MAXIMUM LENGTH: 209 miles
MAXIMUM WIDTH: 160 miles
MAXIMUM DEPTH: 83 miles
AVERAGE DEPTH: 40 miles
WATER VOLUME: 660 cubic miles
COUNTRIES: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda1

Lake Tanganyika
SURFACE AREA: 12,700 sq miles
SURFACE ELEVATION: 2,536 feet
MAXIMUM LENGTH: 418 miles
MAXIMUM WIDTH: 45 mles
MAXIMUM DEPTH: 4820 feet
AVERAGE DEPTH: 1870 feet
WATER VOLUME: 4,500 cubic miles
COUNTRIES: Burundi, DR Congo, Tanzania, Zambia

Lake Malawi
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Lake Turkana
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Lake Albert
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Lake Kivu
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Lake Edward
SURFACE AREA: 898 square miles
SURFACE ELEVATION: 912 meters
MAXIMUM LENGTH: 77 kilometers
MAXIMUM WIDTH: 40 kilometers
MAXIMUM DEPTH: 112 meters
AVERAGE DEPTH: 17 meters
WATER VOLUME: 39.5 kilometers square
COUNTRIES: Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo


About the African Great lakes
0 Wikipedia "African Great Lakes" Article

See also
More Lakes in Africa
Other Attractions in Africa
Africa Travel Guide



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