Longest lake [Freshwater]

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Longest lake [Freshwater]

Last updated: October 17, 2017 at 3:37 am

Lake Tanganyika (Central Africa) measures 660 km (410 miles) along its centre line. The ancient lake which mostly lies in Tanzania (46%) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (40%), is also the second oldest freshwater lake in the world, the second largest freshwater lake by volume, and the second deepest of all lakes, with Russia’s Lake Baikal leading in every category.

SOURCE:
Lewis, R. Brown Geologists Show Unprecedented Warming in Lake Tanganyika. Brown University. May 16, 2010.

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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.

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