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Republic of Malawi

Dziko la Malaŵi (Chichewa)
Charu cha Malaŵi (Chitumbuka)
Motto: "Unity and Freedom"
Anthem: Mulungu dalitsani Malaŵi  (Chichewa)
(English: "O God Bless Our Land of Malawi")[1]
Location Malawi AU Africa.svg
Capital
and largest city
Lilongwe
13°57′S33°42′E / 13.950°S 33.700°E / -13.950; 33.700
Official languagesEnglish
Chewa
Recognised regional languages
Ethnic groups
(2018 Census[2])
Religion
(2018 Census)[3]
Demonym(s)Malawian
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
Lazarus Chakwera
Saulos Chilima
LegislatureNational Assembly
History
• 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) (98th)
• Water (%)
20.6%
Population
• 2020 estimate
Increase 19,129,952[4] (62nd)
• 2018 census
17,563,749[2]
• Density
153.1/km2 (396.5/sq mi) (56th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$25.037 billion
• Per capita
$1,234[5]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$7.436 billion
• Per capita
$367[5]
Gini (2010)43.9[6]
medium
HDI (2018)Increase 0.485[7]
low · 172nd
CurrencyKwacha (D) (MWK)
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)
Driving sideleft
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 World Factbook unless otherwise noted.

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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