Malawi

Official nameRepublic of Malawi
Name in local languageRepublic of Malawi (en) ; Dziko la Malaŵi (ny)
ContinentAfrica
SubcontinentSouthern Africa
Population (ranking: 66e)17,918,049 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth3.18 % / year
Area118,484 km²
Density151.23 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 160e)7.065 billions $USD (2018)
GDP/capita (ranking)389 $USD (2018)
GDP growth3.50 % / year (2018)
Life expectancy (ranking)55.15 years (2014)
Birth rate43.20 ‰ (2014)
Fertility rate5.00 children / woman (2014)
Death rate (ranking)11.80 ‰ (2014)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)53.00 ‰ (2014)
Literacy rate72.94 % (2015)
Official languagesEnglish, Chichewa
CurrencyKwacha (MWK)
HDI (ranking: 209e)0.477 / 1 (2017)
EPI (ranking)49.21 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
Head of StatePresident Peter Mutharika
National Day6 July (independence of 1964)
ISO CodesMW, MWI
DemonymMalawian
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 (2017)
Urban areasPopulation
Lilongwe1,168,597 inhabitants
Blantyre1,068,681 inhabitants
Mzuzu257,479 inhabitants
Zomba157,110 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
RegionsPopulationArea
Centrale7,576,432 inhabitants35,592 km²
Nord2,311,217 inhabitants26,931 km²
Sud7,479,508 inhabitants31,753 km²
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See also