Malawi: Geography#

LocationSouthern Africa, east of Zambia, west and north of Mozambique
Geographic Coordinates13 30 S, 34 00 E -13.5,34.0
Area total: 118,484 sq km
land: 94,080 sq km
water: 24,404 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 2,881 km
border countries: Mozambique 1,569 km, Tanzania 475 km, Zambia 837 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: junction of the Shire River and international boundary with Mozambique 37 m
highest point: Sapitwa (Mount Mlanje) 3,002 m
Highest MountainsDue to difference in mountain rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Mulanje 3003 m
According to Geonames: Sapitwa 3002 m; Mafinga Central 2339 m; Mafinga South 2337 m; Chiradzulu 1773 m

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Terrainnarrow elongated plateau with rolling plains, rounded hills, some mountains
Natural HazardsNA
Natural Resourcelimestone, arable land, hydropower, unexploited deposits of uranium, coal, and bauxite
Land Usearable land: 30.38%
permanent crops: 1.1%
other: 68.52% (2011)
Climatesub-tropical; rainy season (November to May); dry season (May to November)
Irrigated Land735 sq km (2006)
Renewable Water Resources17.28 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesdeforestation; land degradation; water pollution from agricultural runoff, sewage, industrial wastes; siltation of spawning grounds endangers fish populations
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea
Large CitiesLilongwe; Blantyre; Mzuzu; Zomba; Karonga
Important Cities
Geography-notelandlocked; Lake Nyasa, some 580 km long, is the country's most prominent physical feature; it contains more fish species than any other lake on earth