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Lake Rukwa
Location southwestern Tanzania
Coordinates 8°00′S 32°25′E / 8°S 32.417°E / -8; 32.417Coordinates: 8°00′S 32°25′E / 8°S 32.417°E / -8; 32.417
Lake type alkaline
Basin countries Tanzania
Surface elevation 800 m

Lake Rukwa is a lake in southwestern Tanzania. The alkaline Lake Rukwa lies midway between Lake Tanganyika and Lake Nyasa at an elevation of about 800 metres, in a parallel branch of the rift system. The lake has seen large fluctuations in its size over the years, due to varying inflow of streams. Currently it is about 180 km long and averages about 32 km wide, making it about 5760 square kilometres in size.[1]. In 1929 it was only about 30 miles (48 km) in length, but in 1939 it was approximately 80 miles (128 km) long and 25 miles wide (40 km).

References

  1. ^ Google Earth accessed 6 February 2007

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Lake Rukwa
File:Lake
Lake Rukwa, as seen from space.
Location southwestern Tanzania
Coordinates 8°00′S 32°25′E / 8°S 32.417°E / -8; 32.417Coordinates: 8°00′S 32°25′E / 8°S 32.417°E / -8; 32.417
Lake type alkaline
Basin countries Tanzania
Surface elevation 800 m

Lake Rukwa is a lake in southwestern Tanzania. The alkaline Lake Rukwa lies midway between Lake Tanganyika and Lake Nyasa at an elevation of about 800 metres, in a parallel branch of the rift system. The lake has seen large fluctuations in its size over the years, due to varying inflow of streams. Currently it is about 180 km long and averages about 32 km wide, making it about 5760 square kilometres in size.[1]. In 1929 it was only about 30 miles (48 km) in length, but in 1939 it was approximately 80 miles (128 km) long and 25 miles wide (40 km).[citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ Google Earth accessed 6 February 2007
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