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Ruvuma River Along Tanzania-Mozambique Border

10.2S 40.1E

February 19th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Tanzania - February 1st, 2011

This orthorectified image shows Ruvuma River, in East Africa, forming the border between Tanzania (above) and Mozambique (below). The small white area by the coast, west of the rivermouth, is the town of Mtwara, in southeastern Tanzania.

The river is 800 km long, with a drainage basin 155500 km2 in size. Its mean annual discharge is 475 m³/s (16,774 cfs) at its mouth.In its eastward course the Ruvuma flows near the base of the escarpment of an arid sandstone plateau to the north. The streams along this plateau have cut deep channels in its edge.

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