Botswana's Okavango Delta, where the Okavango Rivers empties into the arid Kalahari Desert, is the world's largest freshwater marsh ecosystem. It stretches about 15,000 square kilometers (5,800 square miles).

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A marsh is a wetland, an area of land where water covers ground for long periods of time