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James Strzok S.J.

, deserts, lakes, and rivers are in large part interrelated with the Great Rift Valley. Under the African Plate, the tectonic plate on which the continent rests, huge convection currents of molten magma arise from the depths of the earth’s interior, relentlessly expanding the continent’s crust, and thereby

Ross, Kenneth

[German Version] Malawi, formerly Nyasaland, lies at the southern end of the Great Rift Valley, bordering Zambia to the west, Tanzania to the north, and Mozambique to the east and south. The population comprises predominantly Mang'anja and Yao in the south, Chewa in the center, and Tambuka and

Byaruhanga-Akiiki, A. B. T.

1.1. The Republic of Uganda lies on the equator on an elevated plateau between the eastern and western branches of the Great Rift Valley, with mountains soaring to 5,119 m. (16,795 ft.) toward its southwest border. It is landlocked and shares borders with Kenya on the east, Democratic Republic of

Ludwig, Frieder and Mungure, Elieshi

are savannahs, veldt, semidesert, and the fertile coastal plain on the Indian Ocean. The continental area includes 54,000 km2 of inland lakes, primarily along the Great African Rift Valley. With an al...

Köckert, Matthias (Berlin)

[German version] ‘Asphalt Lake’ is the name of the 1000 km2 rift valley lake, which does not drain away and in its northern part is approximately 400 m below sea level, into which the Jordan flows, mentioned in Diodorus (2.48.6ff.; 19. 98f.), Josephus (BI 4.436-482) and Plinius (HN 5.72). Tectonic

Ludwig, Frieder

[German Version] (27,834 km2) is situated in what is known as the interlake area of the central African Great Rift Valley just south of the equator. The name derives from the kingdom of Urundi, whose dynasty dates back to the 17th century. 82.9% of the approx. 6.6 million inhabitants are Hutu, 14

Ross, K.

Malawi, früher Nyasaland, liegt am südlichen Ende des Great Rift Valley, angrenzend an Sambia im Westen, Tansania im Norden und Moçambique im Osten und Süden. Die Bevölkerung besteht überwiegend aus Mang'anja und Yao im Süden, Chewa im Zentrum und Tumbuka und Ngoni im Norden. Außerdem gibt es

Jacobus Vijverberg, Eshete Dejen, Abebe Getahun and Leopold A.J. Nagelkerke

the present study. Table 1. Morphometric characteristics of the nine study lakes. Data on Rift-valley lakes from Kebede et al. ( 1994 ) and Gebre-Mariam et al. ( 2002 ); data on L. Tana from Rzoska ( 1976 ) and Dejen et al. ( 2004 ); data on L. Hayk from Baxter and Golobitsch ( 1970 ); data on

Mason, Steve

the Upper Galilee; it is part of the long geological Rift Valley, through which the Jordan River runs. Part of the valley was covered by the Huleh Lake and its swamps (Lake Semachonitis), formed when a basalt volcanic outflow, on which Chorazin and Capernaum were located, closed off the rift valley

Feldman, Louis H.

.455 Josephus explains that the Great Plain is the region enclosed between two mountain ranges near Jericho that extends from the village of Sennabris (between Tiberias and Tarichaeae) to the Dead Sea. This is the Ghōr (“Rift”) or Jordan valley, which is intersected by the Jordan River and contains the Dead Sea