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Zambezi River Flowing Towards Indian Ocean, Mozambique

18.2S 35.9E

March 1st, 2011 Category: Rivers

Mozambique - February 17th, 2011

The Zambezi River can be seen crossing Mozambique on its way to the Indian Ocean in this ASAR image. It is the fourth-longest river in Africa, and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa.

The area of its basin is 1,390,000 square kilometres (540,000 sq mi), slightly less than half that of the Nile. The 3,540-kilometre-long river (2,200 mi) has its source in Zambia and flows through Angola, along the borders of Namibia, Botswana, Zambia again, and Zimbabwe, to Mozambique, where it empties into the Indian Ocean.

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