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Lakes Malawi and Malombe, Malawi – December 16th, 2010

December 16th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Malawi - December 10th, 2010

This orthorectified image shows the southern end of Lake Malawi (also known as Lake Nyasa). Although the section visible here is situated entirely in Malawi, the lake is shared by the countries of Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.

Lake Malawi National Park is a national park located in Malawi at the southern end of Lake Malawi. It is the only national park in Malawi that was created to protect fish and aquatic habitats. Despite this, Lake Malawi National Park does include a fair amount of land, including several small islands in Lake Malawi. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

Upon opening the full image, a smaller lake can be seen just south of Lake Malawi and connected to it via a river. This is Lake Malombe, on the Shire River, in Malawi’s Southern Region. It has an area of about 450 km2.

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