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Lake Chrissie

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Lake Chrissie
Location of the lake in South Africa.
Lake Chrissie
LocationMsukaligwa Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Coordinates26°20′S 30°13′E / 26.333°S 30.217°E / -26.333; 30.217Coordinates: 26°20′S 30°13′E / 26.333°S 30.217°E / -26.333; 30.217
Native nameChrissiesmeer  (Afrikaans)
Max. length9 kilometres (5.6 mi)
Max. width3 kilometres (1.9 mi)
Max. depth6 metres (20 ft)

Lake Chrissie (Afrikaans: Chrissiesmeer) is a lake in Msukaligwa Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa. It is a shallow and large lake, with a maximum depth of about 6 metres (20 ft), 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) long, 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) wide. The lake is named after Christiana Pretorius, daughter of Marthinus Wessel Pretorius, first president of the boer Transvaal Republic.[1] The lake is also informally known as "Matotoland" (meaning "land of frogs") and its swazi name is "Kachibibi" (meaning "big lake").[2]

A famous battle of the Second Boer War was fought by Lake Chrissie on 6 February 1901.

See also


  1. ^ Chrissiesmeer
  2. ^ Wellington, J.H. (April 1943). "The Lake Chrissie Problem". South African Geographical Journal. 25 (1): 50–64. doi:10.1080/03736245.1943.10559227. ISSN 0373-6245.


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