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Okavango River and Delta in Angola and Botswana – June 1st, 2010

19.2S 22.7E

June 1st, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

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The fan-shaped dark green area in the lower right quadrant is the Okavango Delta in Botswana. The Okavango River—formerly sometimes called the Okovango—takes its name from the Okavango (Kavango) people of northern Namibia.

The Okavango River is the fourth longest river system in southern Africa, running basically southeastward for 1,000 miles (1,600 km) from central Angola, where it is known as the Kubango, to the Kalahari Desert in northern Botswana, where the river terminates in an immense inland delta known as the Okavango Swamp.

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