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At low water it is little more than a reed-infested swamp, with channels for fishing
craft. The lake, the largest freshwater body in Southeast Asia, supports a large
carp-breeding and carp-harvesting industry, with several floating fishing villages.
Most of the inhabitants of Vestlandet live in these communities and in the
hundreds of fishing villages along the coasts, fjords, and islands. Economically,
the region depends on fishing, tourism, lumbering, shipping, and farming (mostly
on the ...
Agriculture, forestry, hunting, fishing: tobacco 5,000, maize (corn) 550,000,
groundnuts 100,000, cotton 2,000, milk 60,000, cattle 1,350,000 head, fish catch
34,019. Mining, quarrying (gross value in 000 kwachas): electrolytic copper
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