Frequent question: Which is the first deepest lake in Africa?

Lake Tanganyika
Surface area 32,900 km2 (12,700 sq mi)
Average depth 570 m (1,870 ft)
Max. depth 1,470 m (4,820 ft)
Water volume 18,900 km3 (4,500 cu mi)

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.

Which is the second largest lake in Africa?

Shared by Burundi, Democratic Republic Congo, Tanzania and Zambia, Lake Taganayika is the longest lake in the world (676km) and ranks as one of the deepest (1.5km deep). It is the 2nd largest lake in Africa after Lake Victoria.

What is the longest and deepest lake in East 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.

Lake Tanganyika
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1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Which is the deepest depression in Africa?

The Qattara Depression contains the second lowest point in Africa at an elevation of 133 metres (436 ft) below sea level, the lowest point being Lake Assal in Djibouti.

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Qattara Depression
Surface area 19,605 square kilometres (7,570 sq mi)
Average depth −60 metres (−200 ft)
Max. depth −147 metres (−482 ft)
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