Flag of Malawi

Malawi Flag Description. Three equal horizontal bands of black (top), red, and green with a radiant, rising, red sun centered in the black band.

Map of Malawi
Meaning of Country’s nameRemained unclear, but concluded to mean ‘glitter of the sun rising across the lake’
Largest CitiesBlantyre, Lilongwe
Population17,377,468 (2014 est)
Country Code265
Internet Country
Area45,747 sq mi (118,484 km sq)
Area-ComparativeSlightly smaller than Pennsylvania
Bordering CountriesMozambique, Zambia, Tanzania
Date of Founding (Current State)July 6,1964
Type of GovernmentMulti-party Democracy
Languages SpokenEnglish, Chichewa, Lomwe, Yao, Ngoni, Tumbuka
Religions PracticedChristian (82%), Muslims (13%), Others (5%)
GDP per Capita$900.00 (USD)
Latest GDP Growth Rate5% (2013 est)
Top ExportsTobacco, Sugarcane, Cotton, Tea, Corn, Potatoes, Cassava, Sorghum, Pulses, Groundnuts, Macadamia Nut Cattle
National HolidaysNew Year’s Day – January 1, Chilembwe Day – January 15, Martyrs’ Day – March 3, Good Friday – Variable, Easter Monday – Variable, Labor Day – May 1, Kamuzu Day – May 14, Republic Day – July 6, Mothers’ Day – October 15, Christmas Day – December 25, Boxing Day – December 26
Money CurrencyKwacha (MWK)
National Sports TeamsNational Football Team, Malawi National Netball Team, Malawi National Cricket Team, Rugby Union
Random FactMalawi is divided into three regions, further divided into twenty-seven districts

NEWS From Malawi

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    [Malawi News Agency]Blantyre -Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioner Emmanuel Chinkwita Phiri says if the Commission is to deliver a...

  • Malawi Gets K16 Billion Budget Support From the World Bank

    [Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -The World Bank Board of Executive Directors Tuesday approved a US$50 million grant (about K16 billion) to the ...

  • Parliament Hails President Banda for Improving Governance

    [Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -Member of Parliament for Mangochi Central, Clement Chiwaya on Monday hailed President Dr. Joyce Banda and the ...

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