|Quick Facts:||Lake Edward|
|Countries:||Democratic Republic of Congo Uganda|
|Catchment area:||12.096 km²|
|Max. length:||77 km|
|Max width:||40 km|
|Surface area:||2.325 km² (898 sq mi)|
|Avg. Depth:||17 m|
|Max. depth:||112 m|
|Water volume:||39.5 km³|
|Surface elevation:||912 m|
|Primary inflows:||Nyamugasani Ishasha Rutshuru Rwindi Ntungwe Lubilia|
|Primary outflows:||Semliki River|
Lake Edward is a freshwater lake located in the western Great Rift Valley in East Africa on the Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo border. The smallest of the great lakes of East Africa, Lake Edward, also called Edward Nyanza, is 830 square miles (2,150 sq km) in area and lies 2,995 feet (913 meters) above sea level.
The lake’s only outlet is the Semliki River, which flows north to Lake Albert and then to the Nile. Lake Edward was discovered in 1877 by Henry M. Stanley. It is noted for its rich fish and bird life. Lake Edward’s swampy southern shores are famous for their hippopotamuses.