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Einführung/Introduction Malawi

Malawi ist ein Binnenland im südlichen Afrika. Es erstreckt sich entlang des großen Grabenbruchs über 900 Kilometer von Norden nach Süden. Seine Ost-Westausdehnung bemisst zwischen 90 und 161 Kilometern. Die Landesfläche umfasst 118.484 km² und ist in drei Regionen unterteilt: dem Süden, einer Hochebene im mittleren Landesteil und dem gebirgigen Norden. Der Malawisee ist einer der größten Seen Afrikas, er ist zwischen 16 und 80 Kilometer breit und 569 Kilometer lang. Im Norden sind die Regenfälle stärker als im Süden, Starkregen sind in manchen Gebieten ein Problem.

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Malawi is a landlocked country located in southern central Africa along the western part of the Great Rift Valley of Africa. Covering a total area of 118,484 km², it stretches some 900 km north to south, and between 90 and 161 km east to west. Malawi is bordered by the United Republic of Tanzania to the north and north east, Mozambique to the east, south and south west, and Zambia to the west. The country is divided into three regions: the Southern Region, which is undulating and densely populated; the Central Region, which consists of fertile plains and is well-populated; and the mountainous and sparsely populated Northern Region. Lake Malawi is the third largest lake in Africa, spanning a length of 568 km and a width of between 16 and 80 km. In the north, the Rift Valley Escarpment rises steeply from the Lake, reaching altitudes of 2,500m above sea-level. This area includes the Nyika Plateau and the forested Viphya Plateau.

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Climate Watch Data / Klimadaten: Malawi

Source: SDG Linkages Northrop, E., H. Biru, S. Lima, M. Bouye, and R. Song. 2016. “Examining the Alignment Between the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and Sustainable Development Goals.” Working Paper. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Available online at:

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