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The lake Malawi (474 metres above sealevel) is after the lake Victoria and the lake Tanganyika the third largest lake in Africa. It is 580 kilometres long, at its widest point about 75 kilometres wide and the maximum depth is 704 metres. The lake is shared by the countries of Malawi on the western and southeastern shores, Mozambique on the central eastern shore, Tanzania along the northeastern shore and at the northwest. In Tanzania it is known as Laka Nyasa and in Mozambique as Lago Niassa.

Along the western shore run for about 210 kilometres the Viphya Mountains. Its highest point is the Mount Uzumara in the northern part of the range (1'943 m).

At the northeastern shore (in Tanzania) stretches for about 100 kilometres the Kipengere Range, also known as Livingston Mountains. Its highest point is known as Mount Mtorwi (2'961 m).

 

Nyasaland 1945
Lake Malawi, portrait of King Georg VI. 

 

Nyasaland 1953.
Lake Malawi, portrait of Queen Elisabeth II.
The ½D stamp is existing with different perforations: 12 (1953) and 12:12½ (1954).

 

Nyasaland/Malawi 1964, Monkey Bay – Lake Nyasa.
The Malawi stamp was issued in the year 1965 with the new inscription "Lake Malawi" instead of "Lake Nyasa".
(please see below)

 

Malawi 1965, Monkey Bay – Lake Malawi.
It is existing on unwatermarked paper (1965) and on watermarked paper (1967).

 

Malawi 1967, Lake Malawi
Ilala I 1875

Malawi 1967, Lake Malawi
Dove 1892

Malawi 1967, Lake Malawi
Chauncey Maples 1901

Malawi 1967, Lake Malawi
Guendolen 1899

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