Neha Patil

Lake George (Uganda)

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Primary outflows  Kazinga Channel
Designated  4 March 1988
Outflow location  Kazinga Channel
Basin countries  Uganda
Area  250 kmĀ²
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Surface area  250 square kilometres (97 sq mi)

Lake George or Lake Dweru is a lake in Uganda. It covers a total surface area of 250 square kilometres (97 sq mi) and is a part of Africa's Great Lakes system, although not itself considered one of the Great Lakes. Like the other lakes in the region, it was named after a member of the British royal family, in this case Prince George, later to become King George V of the United Kingdom. Lake George drains to the southwest into Lake Edward through the Kazinga Channel.

Map of Lake George, Uganda

Explorer Henry M. Stanley was the first European to see the lake in 1875, after following the course of the Katonga river from Lake Victoria. Thinking it was part of Lake Albert, he named it Beatrice Gulf. On his second visit in 1888 through 1889, he realized that there were two independent lakes, and gave it its current name.

References

Lake George (Uganda) Wikipedia


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