Dedza

Malawi
      town, central Malawi (Malaŵi), at the foot of Dedza Mountain (7,211 feet [2,198 metres]). Situated in an area with a cool, healthy climate and a perennial supply of mountain water, the town is near the Mozambique border, on the traditional route between Ntcheu and Lilongwe, and is the trade centre for a fertile agricultural area (rice and potatoes). Extensive softwood plantations cover Dedza Mountain; there are sawmills in the town and a forestry training school nearby. The region was sparsely inhabited until the 1920s and '30s brought an influx of refugees, mostly emigrants evading taxation in Mozambique. Pop. (1998) 15,408.

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