Bangweulu, Lake


Bang·we·u·lu, Lake

geographical name \ˌbäŋ-gwā-ˈü-(ˌ)lü\

Definition of BANGWEULU, LAKE

lake ab 50 miles (80 kilometers) long N Zambia in swamp region; its area fluctuates seasonally; drains into the Luapula, a headstream of Congo River

Bangweulu, Lake

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Lake, northern Zambia. Located southeast of Lake Mweru and southwest of Lake Tanganyika at an elevation of 3,740 ft (1,140 m), it is about 45 mi (72 km) long and, with its adjacent swamps, covers an area of 3,800 sq mi (9,840 sq km). Its outlet is the Luapula, a headstream of the Congo. It has three inhabited islands. David Livingstone, the first European to visit the lake, died there in 1873.

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