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Lake Tana, Ethiopia

lakeLake Tana
countryEthiopia
surface area3,060 km2
maximum depth14 m
average depth9 m
lake typeNatural
length84 km
width66 km
catchment area15,134 km2
altitude1,786 m
volume29 km3
inflowsLesser Abay, Kilti River, Magech River, Reb River, Gumara River
outflowsBlue Nile
islandsThe most important are Tana Qirqos, Daga Island, Dek Island, and Mitraha
shore length485 km
settlementsBahir Dar, Gorgora
residence time1,932 days
frozenNever freezes
trophic stateMesotrophic
originVolcanic
average discharge171 m3 / sec.