Bangweulu, Lake

Bangweulu, Lake
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 Luapul, 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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  • Bangweulu,Lake — Bang·we·u·lu (băng wē o͞oʹlo͞o), Lake A shallow lake bordered by swamps on a plateau of northeast Zambia. It was discovered by David Livingstone in 1868. * * * …   Universalium

  • Bangweulu, Lake — geographical name lake about 50 miles (80 kilometers) long N Zambia in swamp region; its area fluctuates seasonally; drains into the Luapula, a headstream of Congo River …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • 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

  • Lake Mweru — Southern end of the lake from space, June 1993 (false color) Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Bangweulu — [baŋ΄wē o͞o′lo͞o] shallow lake in N Zambia: including swamps, 3,800 sq mi (9,842 sq km) …   English World dictionary

  • Lake Bangweulu — Infobox lake lake name = Lake Bangweulu image lake = Bangweulu Swamps.jpg caption lake = The Bangweulu Swamps in the dry season image bathymetry = caption bathymetry = location = Luapula Province and Northern Province coords =… …   Wikipedia

  • Bangweulu Wetlands ecosystem — The Bangweulu Wetlands ecosystem covers a large area exhibiting great biodiversity which is under environmental stress and in need of conservation.Halls, A.J. (ed.), 1997. Wetlands, Biodiversity and the Ramsar Convention: The Role of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Bangweulu — /bang wee ooh looh/, n. a shallow lake and swamp in NE Zambia. ab. 150 mi. (240 km) long. * * * ▪ lake, Zambia (Bantu:“Large Water”),       shallow lake with extensive swamps in northeastern Zambia. It is part of the Congo River system. Lying at… …   Universalium

  • Bangweulu — Bang•we•u•lu [[t]ˌbæŋ wiˈu lu[/t]] n. geg a shallow lake and swamp in NE Zambia. ab. 150 mi. (240 km) long …   From formal English to slang

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