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Population numbers: 16.36 million
How many square miles: 45,747 square miles
Geography fast facts (uniqueness)
  • Malawi used to be called Nyasaland before it changed its name. The country became a fully independent member of the British Commonwealth on July 6, 1964.
  • The capital of Malawi is Lilongwe (also called Green City) which is the 2nd largest city in the country. The largest city is Blantyre.
  • Maize was introduced into Malawi by the Portuguese and is still the staple grain of the country. The main crops that are exports are tea, sugar and tobacco.
  • Lake Malawi was once called the “lake of the Stars by David Livingstone, the famed Scottish explorer. It is the only country in the world that has a Carlsberg factory apart from Denmark.
  • The lowest point is the intersection between River Shire and the international boundary of Mozambique and the highest level is Sapitwa peak of Mount Mulanji.
  • The climate is sub-tropical and January to March is the rainy season. The colder months are from May to July. August to December is the dry season.
  • The natural resources are hydropower, limestone, uranium deposits, bauxite and coal.
  • The ethnic groups include Chewa, Tumbuka, Nyanja, Yao, Sena, Lomwe, Ngone, Tonga, Ngonde and others.
  • The major religions of the country are Christianity and Islam. The Malawian currency is Kwacha.
  • The official languages spoken in this country are English and Chichewa. The local languages are spoken in the districts.
Capital City: Lilongwe is the largest and capital city of Malawi with an estimated population of 1,077,116 for 2015.
Religion: Islam is the second largest religion in Malawi after Christianity. Nearly all of Malawi’s Muslims adhere to Sunni Islam.
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