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Malawi Geography




Malawi    Geography Top of Page
Location: Southern Africa, east of Zambia
Geographic coordinates: 13 30 S, 34 00 E
Map references: Africa
Area: total:  118,480 sq km

land:  94,080 sq km

water:  24,400 sq km
Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Pennsylvania
Land boundaries: total:  2,881 km

border countries:  Mozambique 1,569 km, Tanzania 475 km, Zambia 837 km
Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
Maritime claims: none (landlocked)
Climate: sub-tropical; rainy season (November to May); dry season (May to November)
Terrain: narrow elongated plateau with rolling plains, rounded hills, some mountains
Elevation extremes: lowest point:  junction of the Shire River and international boundary with Mozambique 37 m

highest point:  Sapitwa 3,002 m
Natural resources: limestone, arable land, hydropower, unexploited deposits of uranium, coal, and bauxite
Land use: arable land:  34%

permanent crops:  0%

permanent pastures:  20%

forests and woodland:  39%

other:  7% (1993 est.)
Irrigated land: 280 sq km (1993 est.)
Natural hazards: NA
Environment - current issues: deforestation; land degradation; water pollution from agricultural runoff, sewage, industrial wastes; siltation of spawning grounds endangers fish populations
Environment - international agreements: party to:  Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Life Conservation, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands

signed, but not ratified:  Law of the Sea
Geography - note: landlocked

 

Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook








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