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    Malawi Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Southern Africa, east of Zambia

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 13 30 S, 34 00 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Africa

      Area:
      total: 118,480 sq km
      land: 94,080 sq km
      water: 24,400 sq km

      Area - comparativo: slightly smaller than Pennsylvania

      Fronteras:
      total: 2,881 km
      border countries: Mozambique 1,569 km, Tanzania 475 km, Zambia 837 km

      Costa: 0 km (landlocked)

      Demandas Mar�timas: none (landlocked)

      Clima: sub-tropical; rainy season (November to May); dry season (May to November)

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

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: junction of the Shire River and international boundary with Mozambique 37 m
      highest point: Sapitwa 3,002 m

      Recursos Naturales: limestone, arable land, hydropower, unexploited deposits of uranium, coal, and bauxite

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 34%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 20%
      forests and woodland: 39%
      other: 7% (1993 est.)

      Tierras Irrigadas: 280 sq km (1993 est.)

      Peligros Naturales: NA

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: deforestation; land degradation; water pollution from agricultural runoff, sewage, industrial wastes; siltation of spawning grounds endangers fish populations

      Ambiente - acuerdos internacionales:
      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

      Nota - geograf�a: landlocked

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