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Malawi Facts

Malawi's Information

Flag of Malawi
Land Area 94,080 km2
Water Area 24,404 km2
Total Area 118,484km2 (#98)
Population 18,570,321 (#61)
Population Density 197.39/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $21.20 Billion
GDP Per Capita $1,100
Currency Kwacha (MWK)
Largest Cities

See Also

  • Name: Malawi
    (long form) Republic of Malawi
  • Capital City: Lilongwe (781,538 pop.)
  • Malawi Population: 16,777,547 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Kwacha
    (conversion rates)

    Kwacha
    2 Kwacha
  • Ethnicity: Chewa, Nyanja, Tumbuka, Yao, Lomwe, Sena, Tonga, Ngoni, Ngonde, Asian, European
  • GDP total: $14.5 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $900 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Chichewa 57.2% (official), Chinyanja 12.8%, Chiyao 10.1%, Chitumbuka 9.5%, Chisena 2.7%, Chilomwe 2.4%, Chitonga 1.7%, other 3.6%
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Lilongwe, Blantyre, Zomba, Kasungu, Mangochi
  • Name: Believed to come from a native word meaning "flaming water" due to the sun's reflection on Lake Malawi; however, President Banda has stated that the name came from Lac Maravi on an antique French map.
  • National Day: July 6
  • Religion: Christian 79.9%, Muslim 12.8%, other 3%, none 4.3%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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