Malawi Facts, Religion, Currency, Language, People, Map, Population

Malawi Facts, Religion, Currency, Language, People, Map, Population. Destination Malawi is the southernmost and smallest of the Great African Rift Valley lakes, Lake Malawi. It is a landlocked, elongated republic in southeastern Africa. Malawi is bordered by Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique internationally.

Area-wise, the country is around the same size as Pennsylvania or slightly smaller than Bulgaria. Northern, Central, and Southern areas make up the country’s three primary regions. The Rift Valley, the Central African Plateau, and the Highlands are the three distinct areas of Africa. The Shire River is the largest river in Malawi and the only river that flows out of Lake Malawi. Mount Mulanje is the highest point in the country at 3,002 meters (9,849 feet).

The population of Malawi was estimated at 15.8 million in 2014, making it one of the most populous countries in the world. Lilongwe is the capital of Malawi. Both English and Nyanja are recognized as official languages.

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Malawi at a glance

LANGUAGE: Chichewa, English
ELECTRICITY: Type G (Irish/British 3-pin)
POPULATION: 20 million
TIME ZONE: Central Africa Time (GMT+2)
CURRENCY: Malawian kwacha (MK)

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