Where is Malawi

The Republic of Malawi is a land-locked country in southeast Africa. It was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. It is over 118,000 km (45,560 square miles) with an estimated population of more than 15 million. Its capital is Lilongwe. The largest city is Blantyre.


Malawi has a democratic, multi-party government. It is among the world’s least developed and densely populated countries. The economy is heavily based in agriculture, with a largely rural population. The Malawian government faces challenges in growing the economy and improving the educational system. Health care and protecting the environment are also major concerns, along with becoming financially independent.


Malawi has a low life expectancy and high infant mortality. There is a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS, which is a drain on the labor force because it predominantly kills head of households, leaving children to raise themselves or by another adult. There is a diverse population of native Africans, Asians and Europeans. Chichewa is the native language.



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