Lake Tanganyika

Lake TanganyikaLake Tanganyika <<TANG guhn YEE kuh>> is the world’s longest freshwater lake. It’s also the second-deepest lake on the planet. Solely Lake Baikal, in Russia, is deeper. Lake Tanganyika is situated in east-central Africa. The lake is bordered by Burundi and Tanzania on the east and by the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia on the west. It’s 420 miles (680 kilometers) lengthy. Its biggest depth is four,708 ft (1,435 meters). The lake covers about 12,600 sq. miles (32,600 sq. kilometers). Lake Tanganyika’s shores are mountainous. Just one main river flows into the lake. The river’s identify is the Rusizi. It flows from Lake Kivu within the north. The lake’s outlet is the Lukuga River.

The primary Europeans to see Lake Tanganyika have been Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke. They reached Ujiji, on the japanese shore, in 1858. Henry M. Stanley discovered David Livingstone on the similar level in 1871. Livingstone was a well-known missionary and explorer. On the time, he had not been seen by individuals outdoors of Africa for a number of years.

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