Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 17 facts about Lilongwe!
- Lilongwe is the capital city of Malawi.
- Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Li-lawng-wey.
- The total land area of Lilongwe is 176 square miles (456 square kilometres)…
- …that’s almost twice the size of Birmingham!
- Lilongwe’s population was 1,077,000 in 2015…
- …that’s roughly the same population as Birmingham…
- …and gives it a population density of around 6,119 residents per square mile.
- Lilongwe is located 3,440 ft above sea level.
- Residents of Lilongwe are known as Malawians.
- Malawians living in Lilongwe enjoy a humid subtropical climate with warm summers, mild winters and an average annual temperature of 19°C.
- Looking to fly yourself to Lilongwe? You’ll need the coordinates of 13.9626° S, 33.7741° E.
- Make sure you visit the market in the old part of town if you’re in Lilongwe; bustling full of locals, it’s a great place to buy fish (landed that morning) and anything else you might need to keep you going throughout the day!
- Did you know that Lilongwe started out as a small fishing village on the banks of the River Lilongwe?
- The official language of Lilongwe is English.
- Malawian Kwacha is the official currency here.
- Malawi welcomed 795,000 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited Lilongwe for its bustling markets and vibrant cafés.
- Do you know someone lucky enough to live in Lilongwe? You can make cheap calls to Lilongwe with Cherry Call – don’t forget, you’ll also need to use the international dialling code of 00265.
To keep up-to-date with what’s going on in Lilongwe, head over to the Malawi Nyasa Times website.