Lake Tengrela

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Lake Tengrela
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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)

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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mepham, Robert; R. H. Hughes; J. S. Hughes (1992). A directory of African wetlands. IUCN. p. 316. ISBN 2-88032-949-3.