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About Malawi in detail
Where is Malawi?
Malawi, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 13 58 S 33 47 E otherwise in Africa, in Southern Africa, east of Zambia, west and north of Mozambique.
What is the capital of Malawi?
The capital city of Malawi is: Lilongwe.
What is the time in Lilongwe?
It is 7 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Lilongwe is: UTC+2.
What is the Internet code for Malawi?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Malawi is: .mw
What is the size of Malawi?
The territory of Malawi is total: 118,484 sq km; land: 94,080 sq km, water: 24,404 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Malawi is slightly smaller than Pennsylvania.
If we would like to walk around and discover Malawi, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 2,857 km.
What is the water coverage of Malawi?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Malawi is covered by water (see below), and this includes 0 km (landlocked country) coastline.
What is the climate like in Malawi?
The climate of Malawi is sub-tropical: rainy season (November to May): dry season (May to November).
Geographical data of Malawi
The elevation of Malawi; mean elevation: 779 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: junction of the Shire River and international boundary with Mozambique 37 m, highest point: Sapitwa 3,002 m.
The typical geographical details of Malawi include narrow elongated plateau with rolling plains, rounded hills, some mountains.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Malawi is landlocked country; Lake Nyasa, some 580 km long, is the country's most prominent physical feature; it contains more fish species than any other lake on earth.
Resources and land use of Malawi
The country’s main mined products are limestone, arable land, hydropower, unexploited deposits of uranium, coal, and bauxite. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 59.2%; arable land 38.2%; permanent crops 1.4%; permanent pasture 19.6%; forest: 34%; other: 6.8% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Malawi
The number of inhabitants of Malawi is 18,570,321 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 16.3% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Malawi is concentrated in LILONGWE (capital) 905,000; Blantyre-Limbe 808,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Malawi
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Chewa 32.6%, Lomwe 17.6%, Yao 13.5%, Ngoni 11.5%, Tumbuka 8.8%, Nyanja 5.8%, Sena 3.6%, Tonga 2.1%, Ngonde 1%, other 3.5%.
Spoken languages in Malawi
The spoken languages in Malawi are the following: English (official language), Chichewa (common), Chinyanja, Chiyao, Chitumbuka, Chilomwe, Chinkhonde, Chingoni, Chisena, Chitonga, Chinyakyusa, Chilambya.
What are the most important religions in Malawi?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Christian 82.6%, Muslim 13%, other 1.9%, none 2.5% (2008 estimate).
Further population data of Malawi
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 46.53% (male 4,299,076 / female 4,341,129) 15-24 years: 20.49% (male 1,889,240 / female 1,915,843) 25-54 years: 27.26% (male 2,512,247 / female 2,549,766) 55-64 years: 3.03% (male 268,691 / female 294,713) 65 years and over: 2.69% (male 220,608 / female 279,008) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Malawi is 3.32% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Malawi the birth rate is 41.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 8.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Malawi the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Malawi, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Malawi are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 11.4% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Malawi
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Landlocked Malawi ranks among the world's most densely populated and least developed countries. The country’s economic performance has historically been constrained by policy inconsistency, macroeconomic instability, limited connectivity to the region andThe economy depends on substantial inflows of economic assistance from the IMF, the World Bank, and individual donor nations. In 2006, Malawi was approved for relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries program. Between 2005 and 2009 Malawi’s governmSince 2009, however, Malawi has experienced some setbacks, including a general shortage of foreign exchange, which has damaged its ability to pay for imports, and fuel shortages that hinder transportation and productivity. In October 2013, the African DevThe government faces many challenges, including developing a market economy, improving educational facilities, addressing environmental problems, dealing with HIV/AIDS, and satisfying foreign donors on anti-corruption efforts..
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Malawi is $5.474 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Malawi is 2.7% (2016 estimate) 3% (2015 estimate) 5.7% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Malawi this is $1,100 (2016 estimate) $1,100 (2015 estimate) $1,100 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Malawi produces?
The main agricultural products of Malawi are tobacco, sugarcane, cotton, tea, corn, potatoes, cassava (manioc, tapioca), sorghum, pulses, groundnuts, Macadamia nuts; cattle, goats.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tobacco, tea, sugar, sawmill products, cement, consumer goods. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tobacco, tea, sugar, sawmill products, cement, consumer goods.
Drinking water source in Malawi
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 95.7% of population, rural: 89.1% of population, total: 90.2% of population. Unimproved: urban: 4.3% of population, rural: 10.9% of population, total: 9.8% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Malawi
In Malawi the average number of childbirth is 5.54 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Malawi
The average age of the population is total: 16.5 years; male: 16.3 years, female: 16.6 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Malawi it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Malawi is 0 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Malawi. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 7 years.
Is Malawi a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Malawi
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Malawi density of the hospital beds is 1.3 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Malawi the degree of risk: very highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fevervectorborne diseases: malaria and dengue feverwater contact disease: schistosomiasisanimal contact disease: rabies (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Malawi the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Malawi is 4.3% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Malawi? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Malawi are N/A.
More interesting facts about Malawi
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Established in 1891, the British protectorate of Nyasaland became the independent nation of Malawi in 1964. After three decades of one-party rule under President Hastings Kamuzu BANDA, the country held multiparty presidential and parliamentary elections in 1994, under a provisional constitution that came into full effect the following year. President Bingu wa MUTHARIKA, elected in 2004 after a failed attempt by the previous president to amend the constitution to permit another term, struggled to assert his authority against his predecessor and subsequently started his own party, the Democratic Progressive Party in 2005. MUTHARIKA was reelected to a second term in 2009. He oversaw some economic improvement in his first term, but was accused of economic mismanagement and poor governance in his second term. He died abruptly in 2012 and was succeeded by vice president, Joyce BANDA, who had earlier started her own party, the People's Party. MUTHARIKA's brother, Peter MUTHARIKA, defeated BANDA in the 2014 election. Population growth, increasing pressure on agricultural lands, corruption, and the scourge of HIV/AIDS pose major problems for Malawi..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Malawi: 6 July 1964 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Malawi
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal horizontal bands of black (top), red, and green with a radiant, rising, red sun centered on the black band; black represents the native peoples, red the blood shed in their struggle for freedom, and green the color of nature; the rising sun represents the hope of freedom for the continent of Africa.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Malawi: lion; national colors: black, red, green.
Constitution of Malawi
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Malawi?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Malawi is mixed legal system of English common law and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court of Appeal.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Malawi, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National Assembly (193 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote to serve 5-year terms)elections: last held on 20-22 May 2014 (next to be held in May 2019)election results: percent of vote by party - DPP 22.0%, MCP 17.4%, PP 18.5%, UDF 9.6%, other 2.8%, independent 29.7%; seats by party - DPP 51, MCP 48, PP 26, UDF 14, other 2, independent 52.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Malawi
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Malawi the labor force is 5.747 million (2007 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Malawi is total: 44.8 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 51.5 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 38 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Malawi is N/A %.
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Malawi, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 3% highhest 10%: 31.9% (2004).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Malawi the GINI index is .39 (2004).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Malawi the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 3% highhest 10%: 31.9% (2004).
About the budget and central governments debt of Malawi
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Malawi is; revenues: $1.03 billion, expenditures: $1.247 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 18.8% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Malawi is 1 July - 30 June.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Malawi
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 23.5% (2016 estimate), 21.2% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 44.5% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Malawi
Malawi, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Malawi is: $1.277 billion (2016 estimate), $1.278 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: tobacco 53%, tea, sugar, cotton, coffee, peanuts, wood products, apparel (2010 estimate).
The most important imported products are: food, petroleum products, semi-manufactures, consumer goods, transportation equipment, and the countries from where the import is coming: South Africa 26.4%, China 16.7%, India 12%, Zambia 10.3%, Tanzania 6% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Malawi
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Malawi, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 99.3% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Malawi, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Malawi; rudimentary; two fixed-line and two mobile-cellular operators govern the marketdomestic: limited fixed-line subscribership of about 1 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular services are expanding but network coverage is limited and is based around the main urban areas; mobile-cellular subscribership about 30 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 265; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean, 1 Atlantic Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Malawi
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Malawi: 32 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Malawi: total: 15,450 km, paved: 6,951 km, unpaved: 8,499 km (2011).
The total length of the waterways in Malawi: 700 km (on Lake Nyasa [Lake Malawi] and Shire River) (2010).
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Facts about Malawi
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Malawi, conventional short form: Malawi, local long form: Dziko la Malawi, local short form: Malawi, former: British Central African Protectorate, Nyasaland Protectorate, Nyasaland, etymology: named for the East African Maravi kingdom of the 16th century; the word "maravi" means "fire flames".
|Abbrevation: Malawi||Geographic coordinates:
13 30 S, 34 00 E
|Capital of Malawi: Lilongwe||GPS of the Capital:
13 58 S 33 47 E
|Position: Southern Africa, east of Zambia, west and north of Mozambique|
|Land area: total: 118,484 sq km; land: 94,080 sq km, water: 24,404 sq km||Terrain: narrow elongated plateau with rolling plains, rounded hills, some mountains
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than Pennsylvania|
|Population: 18,570,321 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 3.32% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.02 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 0.99 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 0.99 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.99 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.91 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.79 male(s) / female, total population: 0.98 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $1.277 billion (2016 estimate), $1.278 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $2.578 billion (2016 estimate), $2.607 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: South Africa 26.4%, China 16.7%, India 12%, Zambia 10.3%, Tanzania 6% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 16.3% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): LILONGWE (capital) 905,000; Blantyre-Limbe 808,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 16.5 years; male: 16.3 years, female: 16.6 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 1.67 million. Percent of population: 9.3% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 45,678. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 6.116 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 34 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: N/A %||Nationality: Malawian(s) adjective: Malawian||National holidays: Independence Day (Republic Day), 6 July (1964)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 61.2 years. Male: 59.2 years, female: 63.2 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 5.54 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 41.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 65.8%; male: 73%, female: 58.6% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of English common law and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court of Appeal||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: tobacco, tea, sugar, sawmill products, cement, consumer goods||Industrial production growth rate: 4% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 2.7% (2016 estimate) 3% (2015 estimate) 5.7% (2014 estimate)|
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