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Category: Lakes, Local time: 10:37:28, Altitude: 482m

Lake Malawi is a lake which is situated in 3 states - Malawi , Mozambique and Tanzania. The greatest part of the lake is in Malawi. Lake Malawi is the third largest lake in Africa and eighth largest in the world. In addition, it is the second deepest lake in Africa . Lake Malawi is about 570 km long and 75 km wide. It occupies an area of 29 600 km2. The average depth is 292 m, the maximum depth is 706 meters. The volume of water is 8,400 km3. There are two islands located in the lake - Likoma and Chizumulu. There is the river Ruhuhu which flows into the lake, and the river Shire which flows out of it. It is interesting that Lake Malawi is very rich in fauna. Compared to other lakes in the world, there are many different types of fish. The southern shore of the lake is a protected area - the Malawi Lake National Park

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GPS: -11.948, 34.4092
Altitude: 482 m
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Last update: 2012-10-11 14:15:06

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