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Lake Malawi in the East Africa Rift Valley

14.1S 35.0E

August 14th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Lake Malawi/Nyasa - June 3rd, 2009

Lake Malawi/Nyasa - June 3rd, 2009

Lake Malawi (also known as Lake Nyasa), left, is an African Great Lake and the most southerly lake in the East African Rift valley system. The lake, third largest in Africa and eighth largest in the world, is situated between Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania.

Lake Malawi is between 560 and 579 km long, and is 75 km wide at its widest point. Its total surface area is approximately 29,600 kmĀ². Its largest tributary is the Ruhuhu and its outlet is the Shire River, a tributary of the Zambezi.

It is also the second deepest lake in Africa but its placid nature at its northerly shore gives no hint of this feature. The lake’s tropical waters teem with more fish species than any other lake on Earth.

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