Rufiji-Mafia-Kilwa Marine Ramsar Site

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Rufiji-Mafia-Kilwa Marine Ramsar Site

  • Country: 
    United Republic of Tanzania
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    596,908 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    08°07'S 39°37'E
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The site is located in the three districts of Rufiji, Mafia and Kilwa, within the Coast and Lindi regions of southeast Tanzania.

Administrative region: 
Coast Region, Lindi Region

  • Global international designation: 
    • World Heritage site
  • National legal designation: 
    • Mangrove Forest Reserve
    • Marine Park - Mafia Island Marine Park (MIMP)
  • Last publication date: 


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