Lake Volta

Lake Volta
the Volta river in southeastern has been dammed to create one of the world's largest man-made lakes
Instance Hypernyms: ↑reservoir, ↑artificial lake, ↑man-made lake
Part Holonyms: ↑Ghana, ↑Republic of Ghana, ↑Gold Coast

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  • Lake Volta — View from space (April 1993) Location west east Coordinates …   Wikipedia

  • Volta, Lake — Lake, Ghana. One of the world s largest artificial lakes, it was formed in 1965 when the Akosombo Dam dammed the Volta River and created a reservoir that extends about 250 mi (400 km) upstream to beyond the former confluence of the Black Volta… …   Universalium

  • Volta — Volta1 [vō̂l′tä] Conte Alessandro [ä΄les sän′drō̂] 1745 1827; It. physicist Volta2 [väl′tə, vôl′tə, vōl′tə] 1. river in SE Ghana, flowing south from Lake Volta into the Bight of Benin: c. 300 mi (483 km), including Lake Volta 2. Lake artificial …   English World dictionary

  • Volta — may refer to:Rivers and lakes* Lake Volta in Ghana * Burkina Faso, the country formerly named Upper Volta * The Volta River, consisting of the: ** Black Volta ** Red Volta ** White VoltaOther* Alessandro Volta, an Italian physicist and inventor… …   Wikipedia

  • Volta-Stausee — Akosombo Staudamm mit dem Wasserkraftwerk …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Volta River — River, Ghana, western Africa. The nation s chief river, it flows from Lake Volta and receives the Black Volta and the White Volta rivers. It flows southward through Ghana to the Bight of Benin in the Gulf of Guinea. The river system is 1,000 mi… …   Universalium

  • Volta River — Geobox River name = Volta River native name = other name = image size = 300 image caption = The Adome bridge crosses the Volta river south of the Akosombo Dam. etymology = country = Ghana country1 = state = state1 = region type = region = region1 …   Wikipedia

  • Volta — I. biographical name Alessandro (Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio) Conte Volta 1745 1827 Italian physicist II. geographical name river W Africa flowing from Lake Volta (reservoir area 3275 square miles or 8515 square kilometers receiving the Black… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lake — lake1 /layk/, n. 1. a body of fresh or salt water of considerable size, surrounded by land. 2. any similar body or pool of other liquid, as oil. 3. (go) jump in the lake, (used as an exclamation of dismissal or impatience.) [bef. 1000; ME lak(e) …   Universalium

  • Lake — /layk/, n. Simon, 1866 1945, U.S. engineer and naval architect. * * * I Relatively large body of slow moving or standing water that occupies an inland basin. Lakes are most abundant in high northern latitudes and in mountain regions, particularly …   Universalium

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