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    Malawi Geography - 1989

      Total area: 118,480 km2
      land area: 94,080 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Pennsylvania

      Land boundaries: 2,881 km total; Mozambique 1,569 km, Tanzania 475 km, Zambia 837 km

      Coastline: none--landlocked

      Maritime claims: none--landlocked

      Disputes: maritime dispute with Tanzania in Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi)

      Climate: tropical; rainy season (November to May); dry season (May to November)

      Terrain: narrow elongated plateau with rolling plains, rounded hills, some mountains

      Natural resources: limestone; unexploited deposits of uranium, coal, and bauxite

      Land use: 25% arable land; NEGL% permanent crops; 20% meadows and pastures; 50% forest and woodland; 5% other; includes NEGL% irrigated

      Environment: deforestation

      Note: landlocked

      NOTE: The information regarding Malawi on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Malawi Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Malawi Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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