Likoma, Malawi

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St Peter's Cathedral Church
St Peter's Cathedral Church
Likoma is located in Malawi
Location of Likoma
Coordinates: 12°4′0″S 34°44′0″E / 12.06667°S 34.73333°E / -12.06667; 34.73333Coordinates: 12°4′0″S 34°44′0″E / 12.06667°S 34.73333°E / -12.06667; 34.73333
Country Malawi
Region Northern Region
District Likoma
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)

Likoma is the main town on Likoma Island in Malawi. It is the administrative capital of Likoma District.

Perhaps the most famous attraction of Likoma is the Anglican Cathedral of Likoma. The cathedral is dedicated to Saint Peter, whose statue faces the lake. The cathedral was built by mostly stones. The foundation stone of the Cathedral was laid by Bishop Gerard Trower on 27 January 1903 and was consecrated by Bishop Thomas Cathrew Fisher on 14 November 1911. Considered a feat of engineering, materials for its construction were imported from many countries.