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Jagged Shoreline of Lake Victoria in Tanzania

1.2S 32.7E

August 4th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Tanzania - August 1st, 2011

With a surface area of 68,800 square kilometres (26,600 sq mi), Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, and it is the largest tropical lake in the world.  It is divided among three countries: Kenya (6% or 4,100 km2/1,600 sq mi), Uganda (45% or 31,000 km2/12,000 sq mi) and Tanzania (49% or 33,700 km2/13,000 sq mi).

This image focuses on the southern part of the lake, in Tanzania. The western portion of the country between Lakes Victoria, Tanganyika and Malawi consists of flat land that has been categorised as part of the Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands ecoregion. The centre of Tanzania is a large plateau.

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