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Republic of Malawi
Dziko la Malaŵi
Motto: "Unity and Freedom"
Anthem: Mulungu dalitsani Malaŵi  (Chichewa)
O God Bless Our Land of Malawi[1]
Location of  Malawi  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Malawi  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Lilongwe
13°57′S33°42′E / 13.950°S 33.700°E / -13.950; 33.700
Official languagesEnglish[2]
Recognised national languagesChichewa[2]
Ethnic groups(2008)
DemonymMalawian
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialrepublic
Arthur Peter Mutharika
Saulos Chilima
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
6 July 1964
• republic
6 July 1966
• Current constitution
18 May 1994
Area
• Total
118,484 km2 (45,747 sq mi) (99th)
• Water (%)
20.6%
Population
• 2013 estimate
Increase 16,407,000[3] (64th)
• 1998 census
9,933,868[4]
• Density
128.8/km2 (333.6/sq mi) (86th)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$21.843 billion[5]
• Per capita
$1,172[5]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Total
$6.149 billion[5]
• Per capita
$330[5]
Gini (2010)43.9[6]
medium
HDI (2015)Increase 0.476[7]
low · 170th
CurrencyKwacha (D) (MWK)
Time zoneCAT(UTC+2)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+265[8]
ISO 3166 codeMW
Internet TLD.mw[8]
* Population estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected.
  • Information is drawn from the CIA Factbook unless otherwise noted.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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