Overview of Malawi

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Officially name: Republic of Malawi

Capital: Lilongwe

Largest city: Lilongwe

Official languages: English, Chichewa

Government: Multi-party democracy

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The Republic of Malawi is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west.


Total 118,484 km2 (99th)
Water (%) 20.6


2009 estimate 15,028,757 (64)
Density 128.8/km2 (94th)
333.6/sq mi

Currency: Kwacha (D) (MWK)

Time zone

Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+2)

Drives on the left

Internet TLD: .mw

Calling code: +265