Loch Turkana

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Lake Turkana
Jade Sea
Lake turkana.jpg
Coordinates3°35′N 36°7′E / 3.583°N 36.117°E / 3.583; 36.117Coordinates: 3°35′N 36°7′E / 3.583°N 36.117°E / 3.583; 36.117
Loch teepSaline, monomictic, alkaline, endorheic
Primary inflowsOmo River, Turkwel River, Kerio River
Primar ootflowsEvaporation
Catchment aurie130,860 km²
Basin kintrasEthiopie, Kenyae
Max. lenth290 km
Max. weenth32 km (20 mi)
Surface aurie6,405 km2 (2,473 sq mi)
Average deepth30.2 m
Max. deepth109 m
Watter vollum203.6 km³
Surface elevation360.4 m
IslandsNorth Island, Central Island, Sooth Island (volcanic)
SettlementsEl Molo, Loyangalani, Kalokol, Eliye Springs, Ileret, Fort Banya.
Loch Turkana Naitional Pairks
UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
Loch Turkana seen frae the South Island
CriteriaNatural: viii, x
Reference801
Inscription1997 (21st Session)
Extensions2001

Loch Turkana (/tɜːrˈkɑːnə/ or /tɜːrˈkænə/), umwhile kent as Loch Rudolf, is a loch in the Kenyan Rift Valley, in northren Kenyae, wi its far northren end crossin intae Ethiopie.[1]

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  1. The boondary atween Ethiopie an Kenyae haes been a contentious raitional distinction. A brief consideration o the topic can be foond in the State Department document, Ethiopia – Kenya Boundary