Winam Gulf

bay, Kenya
formerly  Kavirondo Gulf,  

      gulf of the northeastern corner of Lake Victoria, southwestern Kenya, East Africa. It is a shallow inlet, 35 mi (56 km) long and 15 mi wide, and is connected to the main lake by a channel 3 mi wide. The port of Kisumu stands on its northeastern shore.

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