Official nameRepublic of Malawi
Name in local languageRepublic of Malawi (en) ; Dziko la Malaŵi (ny)
SubcontinentSouthern Africa
Population (ranking: 67e)18,073,097 inhabitants (2019)
Population growth2.90 % / year
Area118,484 km²
Density152.54 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 162e)7.065 billions $USD (2018)
GDP/capita (ranking)389 $USD (2018)
GDP growth3.50 % / year (2018)
Life expectancy (ranking)54.80 years (2019)
Birth rate32.80 ‰ (2018)
Fertility rate4.17 children / woman (2018)
Death rate (ranking)6.30 ‰ (2018)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)54.06 ‰ (2019)
Literacy rate68.60 % (2018)
Official languagesEnglish, Chichewa
CurrencyKwacha (MWK)
HDI (ranking: 210e)0.485 / 1 (2018)
EPI (ranking)49.21 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
Head of StatePresident Peter Mutharika
National Day6 July (independence of 1964)
Tourists (ranking)849,000 people (2016)
Malawi – petite

Malawi is a landlocked southern African state between Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania. It has no access to the sea. It is crossed from north to south by the Great Rift. As one of the poorest countries in the world, with about $ 300 of GDP per capita (2016), Malawi is currently focusing on its economic and social development.

Île Mumbo, Malawi
Mumbo Island, Malawi
Lac Malawi, Malawi
Lake Malawi, Malawi
Resort de luxe Kaya Mawa, Malawi
Luxury Resort Kaya Mawa, Malawi
Lilongwe, capitale du Malawi
Lilongwe, capitale of Malawi
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Urban areas (2018)
Urban areasPopulation
Lilongwe2,626,901 inhabitants
Blantyre1,251,484 inhabitants
Mzuzu221,272 inhabitants
Zomba105,013 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
Central7,523,340 inhabitants35,592 km²
Northern2,289,780 inhabitants26,931 km²
Southern7,750,629 inhabitants31,753 km²
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See also