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Mountains and Hills in Zambia and Tanzania

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January 22nd, 2010 Category: Mountains, Snapshots

Tanzania and Zambia - December 20th, 2009

Tanzania and Zambia - December 20th, 2009

The mountains running diagonally across this orthorectified image from the upper left to the lower right mark the border between Tanzania (above) and Zambia (below). Upon opening the full image, more hills and mountains can be seen further south in Zambia, near the border with Malawi.

While the north of Zambia is very flat with broad plains, eastern Zambia shows great diversity. The Luangwa Valley splits the plateau in a curve north east to south west. Hills and mountains are found by the side of some sections of the valley, notably in its north-east the Nyika Plateau (2,200 m/7,218 ft) on the Malawi border, which extend into Zambia as the Mafinga Hills, containing the country’s highest point, Kongera (2,187 m/7,175 ft).

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