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    Malawi Geography 2000

      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

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