Introduction

Malawi is one of East Africa's beautiful countries where nature and wildlife are an unforgettable part of the journey. The country is known for not least the great Malawi Lake, which is home to most fish species in the world. More than 700 kinds of ciclids are just some of the many interesting fish.

The capital Lilongwe is a city close to nature and is dominated by low-rise buildings around the Lilongwe River and with the Lilongwe Wildlife Center, located in the middle of the city. You can also see the country's government buildings and monuments for, among others, Hastings Kamuzu Banda.

Malawi has two major cities with the centrally located Lilongwe and Blantyre in the south. In Blantyre you can experience the beautiful St. Michael and All Angels Church. Several other cities are worth seeing. This could be, for example, Zomba, the first capital of British Central Africa.

Malawi's nature is rich with experiences. Lake Malawi is a must, and there are lovely beaches and beautiful panoramas. There are also several national parks such as Nyika National Park and Liwonde National Park where you can admire the African wildlife.

Biggest cities
  • Lilongwe: 800,000
  • Blantyre: 700,000
  • Mzuzu: 175,000
  • Zomba: 80,000
  • Kasungu: 42,000
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Holidays
  • January 1: New Year's Day
  • January 15: John Chilembwe Day
  • March 3: Martyr's Day
  • Date varies: Good Friday
  • Date varies: Easter
  • Date varies: Easter Monday
  • May 1: May Day
  • May 14: Kamuzu Day
  • July 6: Independence Day
  • October 15: Mother's Day
  • December 25: Christmas Day
  • December 26 : Day of Goodwill
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Lilongwe District, Malawi

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Practical info
  • Official Name: Republic of Malawi / Chalo cha Malawi
  • Capital: Lilongwe
  • National Anthem : O God Bless Our Land of Malawi / Mulungu dalitsa Malaŵi
  • Languages: English, chichewa
  • Population: 16,000,000 (2013)
  • Primary Religion: Christianity
  • Currency: Kwacha (MWK)
  • Drives in: Left side
  • Domain: .mw
  • Phone code: +265
  • Time Zone: CAT (UTC + 2)
  • Power and plugs: 230 V / 50 Hz, plug type G
Geography
  • Area: 118,484 km² / 45,747 sq mi
  • Highest point: Sapitwa, 3,002 m / 9,849 feet
  • Longest river: Songwe, 472 km / 293 mi
  • Largest lake: Lake Malawi, 29,600 km² / 11,429 sq mi
  • Largest island: Likoma Island, 18 km² / 6.9 sq mi
  • Boundaries: North: Tanzania. South: Mozambique. East: Tanzania, Mozambique. West: Zambia, Mozambique.
Celebrities
  • John Chilembwe: Missionary, 1871-1915
  • Hastings Kamuzu Banda: President, 1898-1997