Bangweulu


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Bangweulu

(băng'wo͞o`lo͞o) or

Bangweolo

(–wēō`lō), lake and swamps, c.3,800 sq mi (9,840 sq km), NE Zambia. The lake is c.50 mi (80 km) long and 25 mi (40 km) wide. Commercial fishing is pursued in the lagoons of the swamps. The swamps are formed largely by the flooding of the lower Chambeshi River, which enters Lake Bangweulu from the east. The lake is drained in the S by the Luapula River, a tributary of the Congo.

Bangweulu

Lake. a shallow lake in NE Zambia, discovered by David Livingstone, who died there in 1873. Area: about 9850 sq. km (3800 sq. miles), including swamps
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A report on the parasitic Copepoda and Branchiura of the fishes of Lake Bangweulu (northern Rhodesia).
There is a visit to the remarkable Bangweulu swamps, which cover an area the size of Wales.
In 1995, for example, villagers living near Zambia's Bangweulu Swamp wildlife preserve nearly starved after elephants from the park began trampling farmers and destroying crops.