Loch Turkana

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Lake Turkana
Jade Sea
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Coordinates 3°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 teep Saline, monomictic, alkaline, endorheic
Primary inflows Omo River, Turkwel River, Kerio River
Primary outflows Evaporation
Catchment aurie 130,860 km²
Basin kintras Ethiopie, Kenyae
Max. lenth 290 km
Max. with 32 km (20 mi)
Surface aurie 6,405 km2 (2,473 sq mi)
Average deepth 30.2 m
Max. deepth 109 m
Watter vollum 203.6 km³
Surface elevation 360.4 m
Islands North Island, Central Island, Sooth Island (volcanic)
Dounsets El Molo, Loyangalani, Kalokol, Eliye Springs, Ileret, Fort Banya.
UNESCO Warld Heritage Steid
Loch Turkana Naitional Pairks
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Loch Turkana seen frae the South Island
Teep Natural
Criterie viii, x
Reference 801
UNESCO region Africae
Inscription history
Inscription 1997 (21st Session)
Extensions 2001

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