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Lake Tanganyika

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Travel Guide Africa Lake Tanganyika

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Lake Tanganyika is an African Great Lake. It is the second oldest freshwater lake in the world, second largest by volume, and the second deepest, in all cases after Lake Baikal in Siberia; it is also the world's longest freshwater lake. The lake is divided among four countries - Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Burundi, and Zambia, with Tanzania (46%) and DRC (40%) possessing the majority of the lake. The water flows into the Congo River system and ultimately into the Atlantic Ocean. The name apparently refers to "Tanganika, 'the great lake spreading out like a plain', or 'plain-like lake'.

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