18 Momentous Facts About Malawi

    1. Malawi is a long, thin landlocked country in south east Africa.
    2. It is bordered by Zambia to the north west, Tanzania to the north east and Mozambique to the south, south west and south east.
    3. Should you be lucky enough to fly your own plane into Malawi, you’ll need the coordinates 13.9500° S, 33.7000°
    4. The terrain here is a narrow, elongated plateau with rolling plains, some hills and a few mountains.
    5. The total land area of Malawi is 45,747 square miles (118,484 square kilometres).
    6. Malawi’s population was 16.4 million in 2013.
    7. The capital is Lilongwe which has a population of 978,800 (2014).
    8. The average life span here is 39 years.

  1. Malawi was the first African country to produce tea on a commercial basis and boasts the first Carlsberg brewery outside Denmark. Carlsberg is now the official beer of the Malawi National football team!
  2. The residents of Malawi enjoy a sub-tropical climate, with a rainy season from November to May.
  3. Apparently, Malawi is nicknamed The warm heart of Africa due to it’s friendly population! How lovely!Lake Malawi
  4. Lake Malawi, which takes up a huge 11,428 square miles (29,600 square kilometres) of Milawi’s landscape, is a beautiful fresh water lake and a top destination for divers and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also alleged to contain more species of fish than any other lake in the world, many of which are showing signs of specialised evolution!
  5. Like many African countries, the official language of Malawi is English. Makes things nice and easy!
  6. To buy your delicious fish dishes with a cup of tea, ensure you don’t forget your Malawian Kwacha, the official currency here.
  7. Malawi grows sugarcane, cotton, tobacco and tea and rears cattle.
  8. Its industry consists of tea, sugar, tobacco and sawmill products.
  9. Malawi also exports tobacco, sugar, cotton, tea and coffee.
  10. To call friends or family who are lucky enough to be in Malawi, you’ll need the international dialling code, which is 00265.  Find out how to make cheap calls to Malawi with Cherry Call, just here.

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