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Location of Lake Malawi and some other East African lakes Where is Lake Malawi?

L ake Malawi is the most southern of the African Great Rift Lakes. It is shared by the countries of Malawi on the western and southeastern shores, Mozambique on the central eastern shore, and Tanzania along the northeastern shore and at the extreme northwest. It is the third-largest lake in Africa (31,000 km²; 603 km long × 87 km wide), and the tenth-largest in the world. Its surface is around 474 meters (1555 feet) above mean sea level; its maximum depth is some 704 meters (2310 feet), making it the world's fourth-deepest lake. The chemistry of Lake Malawi's water is detailed here.


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