from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • LakeKariba A lake of south-central Africa on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border. It is formed by the Kariba Dam (completed 1958) on the Zambezi River, which supplies electricity to the copper mining region of north-central Zambia and to parts of Zimbabwe. The creation of the lake forced the relocation of about 50,000 people.


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