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Malawi

Official English Name: Republic of Malawi

Official Local Name(s): Dziko la Malawi

Common English Name: Malawi

Capital: Lilongwe

REGION
Southern Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Zambia (West)
Mozambique (West, South, and Southeast)
Tanzania (East)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
118,484 km2 (79.4% land, 20.6% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
2,881 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
0 km (Landlocked)
CLIMATE
Subtropical
TERRAIN
Elongated plateau
Rolling plains
Rounded hills
Some mountains
HIGHEST POINT
Sapitwa (3,002 m)
LOWEST POINT
Junction of Shire River and Mozambique border (37 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Limestone
Arable land
Hydropower
Uranium
Coal
Bauxite
DEMONYM
Malawian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Chewa (32.6%)
Lomwe (17.6%)
Yao (13.5%)
Ngoni (11.5%)
Tumbuka (8.8%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Chichewa
Chinyanja
Chiyao
Chitumbuka
Chilomwe
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Christian (82.6%)
Muslim (13%)
Atheist (2.5%)
POPULATION
18,570,321
LARGEST CITY
Lilongwe (868,800)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Blantyre (721,063)
Mzuzu (156,791)
Zomba (101,083)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Multiparty Democracy
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Peter Mutharika
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
628 Districts
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
6 July 1964 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Lion
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Mulungu dalitsa Malawi
GDP PER CAPITA
$1,100 (USD)
CURRENCY
Mk (Malawi Kwacha)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = Mk721.06
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.mw
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+265

Malawi has a rich history of basket weaving.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mi.html (Majority of information)

http://bit.ly/2fO1YBJ (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 12 November 2016