Lake Victoria (Nam Lolwe in Luo; Victoria Nyanza in Bantu ) is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake was named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, by John Hanning Speke, the first European to discover this lake.
With a extent of sixty eight,800 sq. kilometres (26,600 sq mi), Victoria Nyanza is Africa’s largest lake by space, and it’s the largesttropical lake within the world. Victoria Nyanza is that the world’s second largest fresh lake by surface area; solely Lake Superior in North America is larger. In terms of its volume, Victoria Nyanza is that the world’s ninth largest continental lake, and it contains regarding two,750 cube-shaped kilometers (2.2 billion acre-feet) of water.
Lake Victoria receives its water primarily from direct precipitation and thousands of tiny streams. the most important stream flowing into this lake is that the Kagera stream, the mouth of that lies on the lake’s western shore. 2 rivers leave the lake, the White Nile (known because the “Victoria Nile” because it leaves the lake), flows out at Jinja, Uganda on the lake’s north shore, and therefore the Katonga stream flows out at Lukayaon the western shore connecting the lake to Lake martyr.
Lake Victoria occupies a shallow depression in Africa and contains a most depth of eighty four m (276 ft) and a mean depth of forty m (130 ft). Its geographical region covers 184,000 sq. kilometers (71,040 sq mi). The lake contains a boundary of four,828 km (3,000 mi), with islands constituting three.7% of this length, and is split among 3 countries: African country (6% or four,100 km2 or one,600 sq mi), Uganda(45% or thirty one,000 km2 or twelve,000 sq mi) and African nation (49% or thirty three,700 km2 or thirteen,000 sq mi).
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