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Shire and Zambezi Rivers, Malawi and Mozambique

16S 34.7E

January 17th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Malawi - December 20th, 2009

Malawi - December 20th, 2009

The Shire is a river in Malawi and Mozambique. Its length is 402 km; including Lake Malawi and the Ruhuhu, its headstream, it has a length of about 1200 km. The Shire is the outlet of Lake Malawi and flows into the Zambezi River, which can also be seen to the south, in Mozambique, upon opening the full image.

In this orthorectified image, hills and mountains in Malawi’s Chikawawa district can be seen east of the Shire. The district covers an area of 4,755 km² and has a population of 356,682. West of the river is the Thyolo district of Malawi, which covers an area of 1,715 km² and has a population of 458,976.

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