Albert, Lake


Al·bert, Lake

geographical name \ˈal-bərt\

Definition of ALBERT, LAKE

lake 100 miles (161 kilometers) long E Africa between Uganda & Democratic Republic of the Congo in course of the Victoria Nile

Albert, Lake

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Lake, east-central Africa. Lying at an altitude of 2,021 ft (616 m), it is 100 mi (160 km) long and has an average width of about 20 mi (32 km). In the southwest, the Semliki River brings into the lake the waters of Lake Edward; at its northeastern corner, just below Murchison Falls, it receives the Victoria Nile from Lake Victoria. In 1864 the lake's first European visitor, Samuel Baker, named it after Queen Victoria's consort. Initially part of Uganda, it now forms part of the Uganda-Congo border.

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