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Lake Tana AFR-217

Riparian Nation(s) Ethiopia
Lat. 12°01' N Lng. 37°20' E Alt. 1788 m
Surface Area 3600 km2 Mean Depth 9 m Volume 28 km3
Shoreline 385 km Catchment Area 10000 km2 Residence Time 8.9 yr
Frozen Period None   Mixing Type   Morphogenesis/Dam Natural  
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Description

Lake Tana lies in the north-western Ethiopian Plateau and is the largest lake in Ethiopia. After issueing from the south end of Lake Tana, the Blue Nile flows south at first, then west across Ehiopia and northwest into Sudan, and finally it merges with the White Nile at Khartoum.