Africa

Malawi profile

  • 21 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
Malawian children
Food security is a key issue for Malawi where 60% of people live below the poverty line
  • Full name: The Republic of Malawi
  • Population: 15.9 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Lilongwe
  • Area: 118,484 sq km (45,747 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English, Chichewa (both official)
  • Major religions: Christianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 55 years (men), 55 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Malawi kwacha (MK) = 100 tambala
  • Main exports: Tobacco, tea, sugar, cotton
  • GNI per capita: US $360 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .mw
  • International dialling code: +265