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Lava Plans by Lake Edward, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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October 11th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Democratic Republic of the Congo - October 3rd, 2011

This orthorectified image shows Lake Edward or Edward Nyanza, the smallest of the African Great Lakes. It is located in the western Great Rift Valley, on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda.

Lake Edward lies at an elevation of 920 metres, is 77 km long by 40 km wide at its maximum points, and covers a total surface area of 2,325 km2 (898 sq mi), making it the 15th-largest on the continent.

The western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley towers up to 2000 m above the western shore of the lake. The southern and eastern shores are flat lava plains. The Ruwenzori Mountains lie 20 km north of the lake.

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