Lake Victoria

Lake VictoriaLake Victoria is the most important lake in Africa. It’s also the second largest freshwater lake on the planet. Solely Lake Superior, in the USA, is bigger.

Lake Victoria lies partly in Kenya, partly in Tanzania, and partly in Uganda. The equator crosses the lake. The equator is an imaginary line across the center of Earth. The lake is the primary supply, or the start line, of the Nile River. At its deepest level, Lake Victoria is about 270 ft (eighty two meters) deep. Greater than 200 sorts of fish reside in its waters.

In 1858, John Hanning Speke, an English explorer, turned the primary European to succeed in the lake. He named it after Queen Victoria of Britain.

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