Description of Malawi

Malawi is a landlocked country found in the southeastern part of Africa. It has an estimated population of 16,829,000 people as per 2014. It borders Tanzania to the north, Lake Malawi to the east Zambia to the west and Mozambique to the east and south. Its capital city is Lilongwe.


The first prime minister of Malawi was known as Banda. When Malawi became a republic, he became the first president of the Republic. Most of the citizens of Malawi are Subsistence farmers and the main crops grown are cassava, sorghum and maize.

Map and language

Malawi has a geographical coordinates of 13.9500° S, 33.7000° E. Malawi has many local languages. However, its official language is English.

Culture and holidays

Malawi has a colourful culture that is rich in tribes, languages and customs. Of the many tribes that inhibit Malawi, some of them are Chewa, Nyanja, Yao, Sena, Tonga among others. The dressing code for women traditionally was Chitenje similar to a large sarong often with an elaborate pattern or design. The Malawian culture do not allow the show of affection in public. The widelyspoken languages are English and Chewa. Basic food for the Malawians is Nsima which is maize flour missed with water to make thick porridge. It is then served with vegetables.

Climate and weather

In Malawi, there are two main seasons that is the dry season and the wet season. The dry season lasts from May to October while the wet season lasts from November to April. Despite the fact that temperatures vary seasonally, they tend to decrease on average with increasing elevation. Annual precipitation levels are highest over parts of the northern highlands and on the Sapitwa peak of the Mulanje massif, where they are about 90 inches (2,300 mm); they are lowest in the lower Shire valley, where they range from 25 to 35 inches (650 to 900 mm). Frosts are not uncommon in July on the Mulanje massif and Nyika plateau. November is the hottest month of the year with temperatures as high as 29° C. The coolest month is July with temperatures as low as 7° C.

Travelling and Tourism

Malawi has a diverse tourist attraction sites that vary from natural features to its diverse culture. Lake Malawi is one of the most common tourist attraction site. The lake and beautiful beaches offer a beautiful scenery to the tourists. The landscape of Malawi also offers a beautiful scene for the tourists. Malawi is blessed with a rich diversity of flora and fauna and has no less than nine national parks and wildlife reserves. Whilst it may not have quite the sheer numbers of large mammals (particularly predators) as some of its better known neighbours, it makes up for this in other ways. Malawi provides intensive and exclusive wildlife viewing in unspoilt areas of genuine wilderness.

Vacation and destination

Availability of many prestigious hotels in Malawi attracts many tourist to come to the country and spend their vacations in the country. Some of these hotels are Burley House, Protea Ryalls, and Huntingdon House among others.

Some facts about Malawi

Population of country 15,447,500 people
Area of Malawi 118,480 sq. kilometers
Located on the continent Africa (AF)
Capital of Malawi Lilongwe
Currency at Malawi Kwacha (MWK)
Domain Zone .mw
Phone country code 265
FIPS code of Malawi MI

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More information about Malawi

Climate of Malawi:
  • sub-tropical
  • rainy season (November to May)
  • dry season (May to November)
Terrain of Malawi:
  • narrow elongated plateau with rolling plains, rounded hills, some mountains
Malawi also has such useful resources as: limestone, arable land, hydropower, unexploited deposits of uranium, coal, and bauxite.

Top cities of Malawi

City Name Population State Coordinates
1 Lilongwe 646,750 people Central Region -13.96692 x 33.78725
2 Blantyre 584,877 people Southern Region -15.78682 x 35.01387
3 Zomba 80,932 people Southern Region -15.38596 x 35.3188
4 Kasungu 42,555 people Central Region -13.03333 x 33.48333
5 Mangochi 40,236 people Southern Region -14.47815 x 35.26448
6 Karonga 34,207 people Northern Region -9.93333 x 33.93333
7 Salima 30,052 people Central Region -13.7804 x 34.4587
8 Nkhotakota 24,865 people Central Region -12.92493 x 34.29434
9 Liwonde 22,469 people -15.05064 x 35.20353
10 Nsanje 21,774 people Southern Region -16.91667 x 35.26667
11 Rumphi 20,727 people Northern Region -11.01667 x 33.86667
12 Mzimba 19,308 people Northern Region -11.9 x 33.6
13 Balaka 18,902 people Southern Region -14.98333 x 34.95
14 Mchinji 18,305 people Central Region -13.79707 x 32.8898
15 Mulanje 16,483 people Southern Region -16.02544 x 35.50402
16 Dedza 15,608 people Central Region -14.3779 x 34.33322
17 Luchenza 11,939 people Southern Region -16.00693 x 35.30948
18 Nkhata Bay 11,721 people Northern Region -11.60667 x 34.29794
19 Monkey Bay 11,619 people Southern Region -14.0728 x 34.92005
20 Mwanza 11,379 people Southern Region -15.60959 x 34.52237
21 Mponela 11,222 people Central Region -13.53194 x 33.74008
22 Ntcheu 10,445 people Central Region -14.81667 x 34.63333
23 Chitipa 8,824 people Northern Region -9.70237 x 33.26969
24 Ntchisi 7,918 people Central Region -13.52775 x 33.9149
25 Chikwawa 6,987 people Southern Region -16.04199 x 34.80192
26 Thyolo 5,775 people Southern Region -16.07029 x 35.14714
27 Dowa 5,565 people Central Region -13.65399 x 33.93754
28 Livingstonia 5,552 people Northern Region -10.60602 x 34.10628
29 Chipoka 4,346 people Central Region -13.99328 x 34.51566
30 Phalombe 2,663 people Southern Region -15.80635 x 35.65067

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