Lake Edward

Lake Edward or Edward Nyanza is the smallest of the African Great Lakes. It is located in the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift, on the border between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda, with its northern shore a few kilometres south of the Equator. The lake was named by the explorer Henry Morton Stanley in honour of Prince Albert Edward, The Prince of Wales, later to become King Edward VII.

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Lake Edward - Ecology
... Lake Edward is home to many species of fish, including populations of Bagrus docmac, Sarotherodon niloticus, Sarotherodon leucostictus, and over 50 species of Haplochromis and other ... Fauna living on the banks of the lake – including chimpanzees, elephants, crocodiles, and lions – are protected by the national parks ...
... Ishango is a sub-station of Virunga National Park, situated on the Northern Shores of Lake Edward in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ... As the source of the Semliki River, where the waters of Lake Edward begin to flow down the Albertine Rift into Lake Albert, Ishango is one of the sources of the Nile ... last significant population of hippos on Lake Edward, a lake which formerly held the biggest hippo population in the world ...

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