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Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake was named after Queen Victoria by John Hanning Speke. With a surface area of 68,800 square kilometres, Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, and it is the largest tropical lake in the world. Lake Victoria is the world's second largest freshwater lake by surface area. In terms of its volume, Lake Victoria is the world's eighth largest continental lake, and it contains about 2,750 cubic kilometers of water. Lake Victoria receives most of its water from direct precipitation or from thousands of small streams. The largest stream flowing into this lake is the Kagera River. There are two rivers that leave the lake the White Nile and the Katonga River connecting the lake to Lake George. Lake Victoria occupies a shallow depressionand has a maximum depth of 84 metres and an average depth of 40 metres. Its catchment area covers 184,000 square kilometers. The lake has a shoreline of 4,828 kilometres and is divided among three countries Kenya (6%), Uganda (45%) and Tanzania (49%). The lake supports Africa's largest inland fishery. Lake Victoria
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Cichlid Warehouse is one of the biggest African cichlid breeders in South Africa and specializes in breeding and raising cichlid species from Lake Malawi, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Victoria as well as a few other species of cichlid from all over the world.
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