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Where is Malawi?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Malawi covers 94,080 square kilometers of land and 24,404 square kilometers of water, making it the 100th largest nation in the world with a total area of 118,484 square kilometers.

Malawi became an independent state in 1964, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Malawi is 16,323,044 (2012) and the nation has a density of 174 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Malawi is the Kwacha (MWK). As well, the people of Malawi are refered to as Malawian.

The dialing code for the country is 265 and the top level internet domain for Malawian sites is .mw.

Malawi shares land borders with 3 countries: Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania.

To learn more, visit our detailed Malawi section.

Quick facts

Population 16,323,044
Density 173.5 / km2 ( 449.4 / mi2 )
Languages English, Nyanja
Independence Year 1964
Capital Lilongwe (Central Region)
Currency Kwacha
GDP 4,258,033,615 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 261 (2014 data)
Land Area 94,080 km2 (36,324 mi2)
Water Area 24,404 km2 (9,422 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania
Minimum Longitude 32.670
Maximum Longitude 35.900
Mininum Latitude -17.120
Maximum Latitude -9.370

What is the capital of Malawi?

map showing the location of Malawi
Location of Lilongwe on a map.

Lilongwe is the capital city of Malawi. It has a population of 646,750, and is located on a latitue of -13.97 and longitude of 33.79.

Lilongwe is also the political center of Malawi, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Lilongwe, the Capital Of Malawi

City Lilongwe
Country Malawi
Population 646,750
Longitude 33.78725000
Latitude -13.96692000
Elevation 1056 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Malawi

Rank City Population
#1Lilongwe646,750
#2Blantyre584,877
#3Mzuzu175,345
#4Zomba80,932

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.