Loch Kivu

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Lake Kivu
LakeKivu satellite.jpg
Satellite image o Lake Kivu coortesy o NASA.
Coordinates2°0′S 29°0′E / 2.000°S 29.000°E / -2.000; 29.000Coordinates: 2°0′S 29°0′E / 2.000°S 29.000°E / -2.000; 29.000
TeepRift Valley lochs, Meromictic
Primar ootflowsRuzizi River
Catchment aurie2,700 km2 (1,000 sq mi)
Basin kintrasRwanda, Democratic Republic o the Congo
Max. lenth89 km (55 mi)[1]
Max. weenth48 km (30 mi)[1]
Surface aurie2,700 km2 (1,040 sq mi)[1]
Average deepth240 m (787 ft)
Max. deepth480 m (1,575 ft)
Watter vollum500 km3 (120 cu mi)
Surface elevation1,460 m (4,790 ft)
IslandsIdjwi
SettlementsGoma, Congo
Bukavu, Congo
Kibuye, Rwanda
Cyangugu, Rwanda

Loch Kivu is ane o the African Great Lochs. It lies on the border atween the Democratic Republic o the Congo an Rwanda, an is in the Albertine Rift, the wastren branch o the East African Rift.

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