Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bizmarck's Rock: About Mwanza

The famous Mwanza landmark shown above is the Bismarck's Rock. The granite rock formations adorn Lake Victoria on the lake’s southeast shore. At 69,490 square kilometres (26,830 square miles), Lake Victoria is the world’s second largest body of fresh water (behind Lake Superior).

Mwanza is the place where the earliest 18th century's explorers visited in their quest to find the source of the River Nile. it is believed that the rock is named for Otto Von Bizmarck of Germany, as Tanzania had formerly been a German Colony from the 1880s through 1919.

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