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    Malawi Geography 1995

      Location: Southern Africa, between Mozambique and Zambia

      Map references: Africa, Standard Time Zones of the World

      total area: 118,480 sq km
      land area: 94,080 sq km
      comparative area: slightly larger than Pennsylvania

      Land boundaries: total 2,881 km, Mozambique 1,569 km, Tanzania 475 km, Zambia 837 km

      Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims: none; landlocked

      International disputes: dispute with Tanzania over the boundary in Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi)

      Climate: tropical; rainy season (November to May); dry season (May to November)

      Terrain: narrow elongated plateau with rolling plains, rounded hills, some mountains

      Natural resources: limestone, unexploited deposits of uranium, coal, and bauxite

      Land use:
      arable land: 25%
      permanent crops: 0%
      meadows and pastures: 20%
      forest and woodland: 50%
      other: 5%

      Irrigated land: 200 sq km (1989 est.)

      current issues: deforestation; land degradation; water pollution from agricultural runoff, sewage, industrial wastes; siltation of spawning grounds endangers fish population
      natural hazards: NA
      international agreements: party to - Biodiversity, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Marine Life Conservation, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection; signed, but not ratified - Climate Change, Law of the Sea

      Note: landlocked

      NOTE: The information regarding Malawi on this page is re-published from the 1995 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Malawi Geography 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Malawi Geography 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

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