What is the largest and deepest lake in Africa?

Characteristics of Lake Tanganyika
Depth (m) mean maximum 570 1,470
Volume (km3) 18,880

Which African lake is the deepest and how deep is it?

At 1,470m, Lake Tanganyika is the deepest lake in Africa (second-deepest in the world) by a wide margin compared to the rest of the African lakes. Lake Malawi takes second spot at 706m for maximum depth, while Lake Kivu is third at 480m.

What is the deepest and longest lake in Africa?

Lake Tanganyika is an African Great Lake. It is the second-oldest freshwater lake in the world, the second-largest by volume, and the second-deepest, in all cases after Lake Baikal in Siberia. It is the world’s longest freshwater lake.

What are the 3 largest lakes in Africa?

These are the largest lakes in Africa.

  • Lake Kivu. …
  • Lake Mweru. …
  • Lake Rukwa. …
  • Lake Albert. …
  • Lake Turkana. …
  • Lake Nyassa. …
  • Lake Tanganyika. …
  • Lake Victoria. Lake Victoria is the largest freshwater body in Africa and the second largest in the world, smaller only than Lake Superior, which is one of North America’s Great Lakes.

Why is Lake Victoria so dangerous?

It’s estimated that about 5 000 people die every year from water-related accidents in Lake Victoria. This is due to a combination of extreme weather patterns, inferior fishing boats and people not being strong swimmers.

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