Canada is a country that is located on the continent of North America. From the South and North-West Canada borders with the USA. The Northern border is the shore of the Arctic ocean and in the North-East is Davis Strait, and Affidavy Bay. From the East coast of Canada is washed by the Atlantic ocean, and West of the Pacific ocean. In addition to the main territory of Canada it also consists of the Islands – second, the Baffin island, Victoria, Ellesmere, Devon, Banks, Newfoundland, and many others.
State total area of Canada is 9970610 square meters. Of this total area 755180 square metres are for rivers and freshwater lakes. No country in the world can boast so many lakes as Canada. The most famous lake in Canada is the Great lakes. Besides them, in Canada there are thirty-one quite a large lake.
The most famous canadian lakes – Great bear, Great Slave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, athabaska, Nipigon, Mistassini. The largest rivers of Canada are the Saint Lawrence river and its tributaries are the Ottawa and Co-gene. The largest rivers of Canada also include the St John river, Saskatchewan river, Nelson river, and the Fraser river, Mackenzie and Yukon. As to the St. Lawrence river, it originates in the Great Lakes and empties into the Gulf of the same name – St. Lawrence. The largest Continue reading
Victoria (Victoria Nyanza, Ukereoue, eng. Lake Victoria, Victoria Nyanza, Swahili Ziwa Victoria viktória Nyanza, Nyanza Ziwa) is a lake in East Africa, in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda. Located in a tectonic trough of the East African platform, at a height of 1134 m. This is the 2nd largest freshwater lake in the world after lake superior the largest lake in Africa by area. It is also the highest among tropical lakes. Show all..
Discovered the lake and named it in honor of Queen Victoria of the British Explorer John Henning Speke in 1858.
Hollow lake. Victoria in East Africa was formed as a result of the doming uplift of the surrounding land.
The area of 68 thousand km2, length 320 km, the maximum width of 275 km. Is part of the Victoria reservoir. A lot of Islands. Abundant river flows into the Kagera, it follows the Victoria Nile. The lake is navigable, the people engaged on it fishing.
North shore crosses the equator. Lake with a maximum depth of 80 m is a sufficiently deep lakes.
In contrast to the deep neighbors, Tanganyika and Nyasa, which lie within a system of gorges of Africa, lake Victoria fills a shallow depression between the Eastern and Western sides of the valley Great gorge. Continue reading