Ukara Island

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Ukara is 10 km north of Ukerewe, in the southeastern corner of Lake Victoria
Ukara is located in Tanzania
LocationLake Victoria
Coordinates1°50′21″S 33°02′56″E / 1.839207°S 33.048935°E / -1.839207; 33.048935
Area80 km2 (31 sq mi)
Pop. density200 /km2 (500 /sq mi)

Ukara is an island in Lake Victoria. Part of Tanzania, it is located 10 km north of Ukerewe Island, in the Ukerewe District, Mwanza Region. Also known as Bukara.[1]

The island is notable for its unique indigenous system of labor-intensive mixed farming, using advanced agricultural techniques, and a correspondingly high population density.[2][3]

On 20 September, 2018, the MV Nyerere capsized near the island, killing hundreds of people, while plying its route from Ukerewe Island to Ukara Island.

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  1. ^ "Slavery in Africa: historical and anthropological perspectives", edited by Suzanne Miers and Igor Kopytoff, Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1979, pp. 263, 276.
  2. ^ "The African husbandman", William Allan, LIT Verlag, 2004, pp. 199-206.
  3. ^ Tanzania: crisis and struggle for survival", Jannik Boesen, Nordic Africa Institute, 1986, pp. 109-110.