Largest Cities in Malawi
Facts about Malawi
Official languages: Chichewa
Area: 118,480 km²
Population: 15.4 million residents
Population density: 130.38 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .mw
ISO codes: MW, MWI, 454
The telephone code from Malawi is +265
Flag of Malawi
The current form of the flag of Malawi was approved in 1964. The flag is composed of three horizontal stripes – black, red and green. The symbol of the rising sun with 31 rays is placed in the black stripe. The black color is supposed to symbolize the people of the country, the red blood shed in the struggles to achieve the independence of African states, and the green represents the Malawian vegetation. The motif of the rising sun is meant to express hope after achieving independence, but also the meaning of the word malawi – the effect created over Lake Nyasa at sunset. The country’s national coat of arms is proud of the same motif. The flag was inspired by the flag of the Malawi Congress Party.
Malawi (Chichewa: Dziko la Malaŵi; English: Republic of Malawi) is a landlocked country in Southeast Africa. See Malawi Location on World Map. It is one of the poorest economies in the world. Malawi is an agricultural country with a dominant subsistence economy and the state as the most important economic actor.
The population is growing by around 2.8 percent annually. If this trend continues, the population will have doubled from around 18 million today in 25 years.
In regional comparison, Malawi is considered a relatively safe travel destination, but still has a high level of crime. Thefts and break-ins, often with massive use of force, have increased. This is especially true for the larger cities (Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu, Zomba) and the tourist destinations on Lake Malawi.
Biggest Cities of Malawi by Population
|19||Nkhata Bay, Malawi||11,832||-11.6066||34.2907|
|20||Monkey Bay, Malawi||11,730||-14.0824||34.9165|
According to Abbreviation Finder, the capital of the country is called Lilongwe and is located in the southwest of Malawi on the Lilongwe River. Around 730,000 people live there. There are large lots and wide streets here. The city was not founded until 1947. It came about as a result of careful planning. There are many Indian shops here.