Kivu, Lake
geographical name lake 60 miles (96 kilometers) long & 30 miles (48 kilometers) wide E Democratic Republic of the Congo in Great Rift Valley N of Lake Tanganyika area 1042 square miles (2699 square kilometers)

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  • Kivu, Lake — Lake, central East Africa. Located between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), it occupies 1,040 sq mi (2,700 sq km), is 55 mi (90 km) long and 30 mi (48 km) wide, and has a maximum depth of 1,558 ft (475 m). Containing many… …   Universalium

  • Kivu,Lake — Ki·vu (kēʹvo͞o), Lake A lake on the border of Congo (formerly Zaire) and Rwanda north of Lake Tanganyika. It is situated at an altitude of 1,461 m (4,790 ft) and is Africa s highest lake. * * * …   Universalium

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  • Lake Kivu — Infobox lake lake name = Lake Kivu image lake = LakeKivu satellite.jpg caption lake = Satellite image of Lake Kivu courtesy of NASA. coords = coord|2|0|S|29|0|E|type:waterbody|display=inline,title type = Rift Valley lakes, Meromictic inflow =… …   Wikipedia

  • lake — lake1 /layk/, n. 1. a body of fresh or salt water of considerable size, surrounded by land. 2. any similar body or pool of other liquid, as oil. 3. (go) jump in the lake, (used as an exclamation of dismissal or impatience.) [bef. 1000; ME lak(e) …   Universalium

  • Lake — /layk/, n. Simon, 1866 1945, U.S. engineer and naval architect. * * * I Relatively large body of slow moving or standing water that occupies an inland basin. Lakes are most abundant in high northern latitudes and in mountain regions, particularly …   Universalium

  • Kivu — was the name for a large Region in the Democratic Republic of Congo under the rule of Mobutu Sese Seko that bordered Lake Kivu. It included three Sub Regions ( Sous Regions in French): Nord Kivu, Sud Kivu and Maniema, corresponding to the three… …   Wikipedia

  • Lake stratification — Lake zones Littoral zone Limnetic zone Profundal zone Bent …   Wikipedia

  • Kivu — [kē′vo͞o΄] Lake lake in EC Africa, on the border of Democratic Republic of the Congo & Rwanda: c. 1,100 sq mi (2,849 sq km) * * * …   Universalium

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