Malawi

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Republic of Malawi
Chalo cha Malawi, Dziko la Malaŵi
Motto: Unity and Freedom[1]
Anthem: Mulungu dalitsa Malaŵi  (Chichewa)
"Oh God Bless Our Land of Malawi"
[2]
Capital
and largest city
Lilongwe
13°57′S 33°42′E / 13.95°S 33.7°E / -13.95; 33.7
Official languages English
Chichewa[3]
Ethnic groups (2008) Chewa 32.6%
Lomwe 17.6%
Yao 13.5%
Ngoni 11.5%
Tumbuka 8.8%
Nyanja 5.8%
Sena 3.6%
Tonga 2.1%
Ngonde 1%
other 3.5%
Demonym Malawian
Government Multi-party democracy
 -  President Peter Mutharika
 -  Vice President Khumbo Kachali
Independence
 -  from the United Kingdom July 6, 1964 
Area
 -  Total 118,484 km2 (99th)
45,747 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 20.6%
Population
 -  2010 estimate 14,901,000 [4] (64)
 -  1998 census 9,933,868[5]
 -  Density 128.8/km2 (86th)
333.6/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2010 estimate
 -  Total $12.980 billion[6]
 -  Per capita $827[6]
GDP (nominal) 2010 estimate
 -  Total $5.053 billion[6]
 -  Per capita $322[6]
Gini (2008) 38
medium
HDI (2008) Increase 0.493[7]
low · 160th
Currency Kwacha (D) (MWK)
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)
 -  Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+2)
Drives on the left
Calling code +265[3]
Internet TLD .mw[3]
1 Population estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected.
2Information is drawn from the CIA Factbook unless otherwise noted.
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Malawi (Republic of Malawi) is a country in south-east Africa. It has borders with the countries of Tanzania, Zambia, and Mozambique. The capital of Malawi is Lilongwe and the spoken languages are English and the official language Chichewa. The total size is about 118480 km² and there are about 100 people per km². The official language of Malawi is English. Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world.

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  1. Berry, Bruce (6 February 2005). "Malawi". Flags of the World Website. Flags of the World. http://www.fotw.us/flags/mw.html. Retrieved 2010-09-22.
  2. "Malawi National Anthem Lyrics". National Anthem Lyrics. Lyrics on Demand. http://www.lyricsondemand.com/miscellaneouslyrics/nationalanthemslyrics/malawinationalanthemlyrics.html. Retrieved 2008-08-24.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Country profile: Malawi". BBC News Online. BBC. March 13, 2008. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1068913.stm. Retrieved 2008-08-17.
  4. http://esa.un.org/UNPP UN estimate for year 2010
  5. Benson, Todd. "Chapter 1: An Introduction" (PDF). Malawi: An Atlas of Social Statistics. National Statistical Office, Government of Malawi. p. 2. http://www.ifpri.org/publication/malawi. Retrieved 2008-08-24.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Malawi". International Monetary Fund. http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2011/01/weodata/weorept.aspx?sy=2008&ey=2011&scsm=1&ssd=1&sort=country&ds=.&br=1&c=676&s=NGDPD%2CNGDPDPC%2CPPPGDP%2CPPPPC%2CLP&grp=0&a=&pr.x=52&pr.y=3. Retrieved 2011-04-30.
  7. "2008 Statistical Update: Malawi". United Nations Development Programme. http://hdrstats.undp.org/2008/countries/country_fact_sheets/cty_fs_MWI.html. Retrieved 2009-04-19.