Monday, 7 October 2013

Sites and places in Mwanza

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By The Citizen on Sunday Reporter and Agencies

Mwanza is Tanzania’s second largest city and the economic heart of the Lake Region. Mwanza is located in the extreme northern part of Tanzania Mainland dominated by Africa’s largest lake, Lake Victoria.

The location - on the southern shores of Lake Victoria and the altitude - 1.134 metres above sea level - ensure a fresh breeze, friendly humidity and agreeable temperatures throughout the year. The town looks onto the lake, which includes dramatic views of the Bismarck Rock - a massive outcrop of granite rocks.

Lake Victoria is nearly 69,000 square kilometres, Africa’s largest tropical lake and the second largest fresh water Lake in the world. It is the source of the great Nile River. The lake occupies sections of three East African countries - Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda but more than half of it is in Tanzania.

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