What is the largest lake in Africa?

Question: What is the largest lake in Africa?

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Lake Victoria.

The largest lake in Africa is Lake Victoria. It’s also the world’s largest tropical lake and the second largest freshwater lake by surface area, after Lake Superior in North America.

Lake Victoria spans an area of about 69,485 square kilometers (approximately 26,828 square miles) and is shared among three countries: Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. It’s a key resource for the millions of people living in these countries, providing a critical source of fresh water and supporting fishing industries.

The lake is named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, and it was the source of the Nile River as identified by the British explorer John Hanning Speke in 1858. It is home to many species of fish, some of which are endemic to its waters. However, it’s also under threat from environmental pressures, including invasive species, overfishing, and pollution.