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.

Area

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

Population

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

Currency: Kwacha (D) (MWK)

Time zone

CAT (UTC+2)
Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+2)

Drives on the left


Internet TLD: .mw

Calling code: +265