Lake Tengrela

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Lake Tengrela
Lake tengrela.jpg
Coordinates 10°38′23″N 4°48′31″W / 10.639689°N 4.808578°W / 10.639689; -4.808578Coordinates: 10°38′23″N 4°48′31″W / 10.639689°N 4.808578°W / 10.639689; -4.808578
Basin countries Burkina Faso
Max. length 2 km (1.2 mi)
Max. width 1.5 km (0.93 mi)
Official name Lac de Tingrela
Designated 7 October 2009
Reference no. 1881[1]

Lake Tengrela is a small lake near Banfora in Burkina Faso. It is known for its hippopotamuses. Locals believe that these hippopotamuses do not attack humans because they are sacred hippopotamuses. Crocodiles are almost never seen in this lake. It is 2 km long and 1.5 km wide.[2]


  1. ^ "Lac de Tingrela". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ Mepham, Robert; R. H. Hughes; J. S. Hughes (1992). A directory of African wetlands. IUCN. p. 316. ISBN 2-88032-949-3.