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A database referring to large standing bodies of fresh water in a basin. A lake is apart from rivers or streams that serve to fill or drain the lake.

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Lake Malawi

Water bodies; Lakes

An African Great Lake and the southernmost lake in the Great Rift Valley system of East Africa. This lake, ('''the third largest in Africa and the eighth largest lake in the world,''') is located ...


Water bodies; Lakes

A body of relatively still fresh or salt water of considerable size, localized in a basin that is surrounded by land. Lakes are inland and not part of the ocean, and are larger and deeper than ...

Lake Mai-Ndombe

Water bodies; Lakes

Lake Mai-Ndombe is a large freshwater lake in the Mai-Ndombe District of the Bandundu Province in western Democratic Republic of the Congo. The lake is within the Tumba-Ngiri-Maindombe area, the ...

Lake Tumba

Water bodies; Lakes

Lake Tumba (or Ntomba) is a shallow lake in northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the Bikoro Territory of Équateur Province. The lake covers about 765 square kilometres (295 ...

Lake Upemba

Water bodies; Lakes

Lake Upemba is a lake in Bukama, Haut-Lomami District, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It, and nearby Lake Kisale, is surrounded by the Upemba Depression in Upemba National Park. The nearest ...

Lake Zimbambo

Water bodies; Lakes

Lake Zimbambo is a lake in the Malemba-Nkulu territory of Haut-Lomami District in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is one of the lakes in the Upemba Depression, an extensive marshy area.

Lake Volta

Water bodies; Lakes

Lake Volta (located at 6°30′N 0°0′E) is the largest reservoir by surface area in the world, and the fourth largest one by water volume. It is located completely within the country of Ghana, and it ...

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