flag Malawi Malawi: Introducció

Capital: Lilongwe


Total Population: 20,405,317
Natural Increase: 2.6%
Density: 211 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 18.0%
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: Malawi is a presidential 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.


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 20182019202020212022
Imports of Goods (million USD) 2,6862,8922,6783,0731,520
Exports of Goods (million USD) 8388997711,009800
Imports of Services (million USD) 3894595845911,330
Exports of Services (million USD) 229373442462417

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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