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Lake Victoria

Listed under Lakes in Tanzania.

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Africa’s largest lake (its surface area is about the same size as Ireland), Lake Victoria is shallow, wide, tropical and the meeting point of three countries, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. It is also an ecological hotspot for animals, feeds into the White Nile, has more than 3,000 islands, many inhabited and has a shoreline stretching 3,440 kilometres. This great an expanse of water on the continent of Africa is a magnet for human and well as animal populations and this is one of the most densely populated areas on earth. Lake Victoria has been stocked with introduced fish populations to promote the now thriving fishing industry, much of which is still conducted in dugout canoes.

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