Flag of the Republic of Malawi

Flag of the Republic of Malawi

Malawi is nicknamed “The Warm Heart of Africa” due to the friendliness of its people.

  • Officially » Dziko la Malaŵi (Chichewa)
    • Republic of Malawi (English)

Facts

  • Population » 19.4 million (2021 est)
  • Major languages » English, Chichewa (both official)
  • Religions » Christianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy » 60 years (men), 65 years (women)
  • Currency » Malawi kwacha
  • Country was formerly known as Nyasaland

Geography

  • Area » 118,484 sq km (45,747 sq miles)
  • A landlocked country in southeastern Africa
  • It is bordered by Zambia to the west, Tanzania to the north and northeast, and Mozambique to the east, south and southwest

Notes

  • Malawi’s capital and largest city is Lilongwe
    • Second-largest city is Blantyre
    • Third-largest city is Mzuzu
    • Fourth-largest city is its former capital, Zomba

Health

  • Malawi has a high rate of Bilharzia, an infection caused by parasitic worms that live in fresh water, like Lake Malawi. Bilharzia damages the bladder, kidneys, and liver. See doctor in advance and get proper medications for prophylactic treatment.

Overland

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This page was last updated on 2021.03.18 by Robert Vinet