flag Malawi Malawi: Introducció

Capital: Lilongwe

Population

Total Population: 19,129,955
Natural Increase: 2.7%
Density: 203 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 17.4%
Ethnic Origins: The country is made up of several ethnic groups: the Chewa (about 34%), Lomwe (19%), Yao (13%), Ngoni (10%), Tumbuka (9%), Nyanja (6%), as well as a range of other ethnic groups (including Asians and Europeans) accounting for about 9% of the total population. (National Statistical Office of Malawi)
Official Language: English and Chichewa
Other Languages Spoken: Chinyanja, Chiyao, Chitumbuka, Chisena, Chilomwe, Chitonga
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Christian 79.9%, Muslim 12.8%, Others 7.3%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Lilongwe

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Malawi Kwacha (MWK)

Country Overview

Area: 118,480 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
A very poor landlocked country which depends on international aid; agriculture remains the main sector of activity.
HDI*: 0.445/1
HDI (World Rank): 173/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from Malawi, dial 00
To call Malawi, dial +265
Internet Suffix: .mw
Telephone Lines: 1.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 4.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 9.8% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20162017201820192020
Imports of Goods (million USD) 2,4252,5472,7062,9412,820
Exports of Goods (million USD) 1,017884880913767
Imports of Services (million USD) 245301302337275
Exports of Services (million USD) 94130160175162

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data

 

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