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Republic of Malawi

Chalo cha Malawi, Dziko la Malaŵi
Flag of Malawi
Motto: 
Anthem: 
Location Malawi AU Africa.svg
Capital
and largest city
Lilongwe
13°57′S 33°42′E / 13.950°S 33.700°E / -13.950; 33.700
Official languagesEnglish
Chichewa
Ethnic groups
(2008)
Chewa 32.67%
Yao 20.5%
Lomwe 17.6%
Ngoni 11.5%
Tumbuka 8.8%
Nyanja 5.8%
Sena 3.6%
Tonga 2.1%
Ngonde 1%
other 3.5%
Demonym(s)Malawian
GovernmentMulti-party democracy
• President
Lazarus Chakwera
Saulos Chilima
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
July 6, 1964
Area
• Total
118,484 km
2
(45,747 sq mi) (99th)
• Water (%)
20.6%
Population
• 2013 estimate
16,407,000
(64th)
• 1998 census
9,933,868
• Density
128.8/km
2
(333.6/sq mi) (86th)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$21.843 billion
• Per capita
$1,172
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Total
$6.149 billion
• Per capita
$330
Gini (2010)43.9

medium
HDI (2013)Steady 0.414

low · 174th
CurrencyKwacha (D) (MWK)
Time zoneUTC+2 (CAT)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+2 (not observed)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+265
ISO 3166 codeMW
Internet TLD.mw
1
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.
2
Information is drawn from the CIA Factbook unless otherwise noted.

Malawi (Republic of Malawi) is a country in south-east Africa. It has borders with the countries of Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique. The capital of Malawi is Lilongwe and the spoken languages are English and Chichewa.
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