Malawi

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About Country

Capital
Lilongwe
Population
Approximately 20.3 million (2021 estimate)
Population Density
203 people per square kilometer
GDP
$7.64 billion (nominal, 2021 estimate)
Language
English and Chichewa are the official languages, with other indigenous languages also spoken
Currency
Malawian kwacha (MWK)
National Dish
Nsima (a maize-based porridge) served with various relishes such as meat, fish, or vegetables
Religion
Christianity is the predominant religion in Malawi, but Islam and traditional religions are also practiced
Climate
Malawi has a subtropical climate with a rainy season from November to April and a dry season from May to October. The country is prone to periodic droughts and floods
Main Industries
Agriculture, including tobacco, tea, sugar, and cotton production; mining, including uranium and coal; and tourism
Level of Development
Malawi is considered one of the least developed countries in the world, with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 175 out of 189 countries (2020)
Area
Approximately 118,484 square kilometers

Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Malawi 🇲🇼, from the majestic peaks of Mount Mulanje to the crystal-clear waters of Lake Malawi. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture, wander through bustling markets 🛍️, and discover the many treasures of this beautiful country. Plan your adventure to Malawi today!

Malawi is a landlocked country located in southeastern Africa. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast and Mozambique to the east, south, and west. The capital city is Lilongwe.

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  • Acacia Abyssinica trees, Tea Plantation, Malawi, Africa by Craig Manners
  • African Impala, Malawi, Africa by Craig Manners
  • Bwandilo Market, Kamuzu Processsion Road, Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Elephants by Craig Manners, Malawi, Africa
  • Giraffe in Malawi by Craig Manners
  • Liwonde, Malawi Craig Manners
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  • Mangochi, Malawi
  • Mangochi, Mangochi, Malawi
  • Northern Region, Malawi
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Main Attractions

Some of the main tourist attractions in Malawi include:

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    Lake Malawi: a freshwater lake that stretches along most of Malawi's eastern border and is home to numerous fish species, including the colorful cichlids.

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    Nyika National Park: a high-altitude national park known for its unique flora and fauna, including zebras, antelopes, and leopards.

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    Liwonde National Park: a national park located along the Shire River and known for its large elephant population and diverse birdlife.

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    Mulanje Mountain: the highest mountain in Malawi, with numerous hiking trails and stunning views.

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    Cape Maclear: a beach town on the southern end of Lake Malawi that offers swimming, snorkeling, and diving opportunities.

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    Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve: a wildlife reserve located on the banks of the Bua River and known for its large herds of elephants and buffaloes.

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    Dedza Pottery: a pottery workshop in central Malawi that produces traditional ceramics using local materials and techniques.

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    Chongoni Rock Art Area: a UNESCO World Heritage Site that features rock paintings and engravings dating back to the Stone Age.

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    Kasungu National Park: a national park located in central Malawi that is home to various wildlife species, including lions, hyenas, and zebras.

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    Zomba Plateau: a forested plateau located in southern Malawi with scenic hiking trails and stunning views of the surrounding countryside.

These are just a few examples of the many attractions that Malawi has to offer. The country is also known for its friendly people, colorful markets, and vibrant cultural traditions.

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