Dedza Mountain

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Dedza Mountain
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Highest point
Elevation 2,198 m (7,211 ft)
Coordinates 14°20′20″S34°19′59″E / 14.339°S 34.333°E / -14.339; 34.333
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Dedza Mountain
Location of Dedza Mountain in Malawi
Location Malawi

Dedza Mountain is a mountain in central Malawi. It is located in Dedza District, just north of the town of Dedza.

Dedza Mountain's peak reaches 2198 meters elevation.

Dedza Mountain Forest Reserve was established in 1926, and covers an area of 2917 ha. [1] Plantations of introduced pine trees cover much of the mountain, but there are remnant patches of native montane evergreen forest near the summit, and riparian forests in ravines. The native forests are home to numerous epiphytic orchids and other species. [2]

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  1. Mauambeta, Daulos (2010). Status of Forests and Tree Management in Malawi: A Position Paper Prepared for the Coordination Union for Rehabilitation of the Environment (CURE). CURE Technical Report. September 2010 DOI: 10.13140/2.1.3497.7926
  2. "Dedza Mountain Forest Reserve". Visit Dedza, accessed 19 August 2019.