flag Malawi Malawi: Statistical Overview

Capital: Lilongwe

Population

Total Population: 20,405,317
Natural Increase: 2.6%
Density: 211 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 18.0%
Ethnic Origins: The country is made up of several ethnic groups: the Chewa (about 34%), Lomwe (19%), Yao (13%), Ngoni (10%), Tumbuka (9%), Nyanja (6%), as well as a range of other ethnic groups (including Asians and Europeans) accounting for about 9% of the total population. (National Statistical Office of Malawi)
Official Language: English and Chichewa
Other Languages Spoken: Chinyanja, Chiyao, Chitumbuka, Chisena, Chilomwe, Chitonga
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Christian 79.9%, Muslim 12.8%, Others 7.3%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Lilongwe

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Malawi Kwacha (MWK)

Country Overview

Area: 118,480 km²
Type of State: Malawi is a presidential republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
A very poor landlocked country which depends on international aid; agriculture remains the main sector of activity.
HDI*: 0.445/1
HDI (World Rank): 173/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.

Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from Malawi, dial 00
To call Malawi, dial +265
Internet Suffix: .mw
Telephone Lines: 1.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 4.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 9.8% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 2,8922,6783,0731,5861,560
Exports of Goods (million USD) 8997711,009900880
Imports of Services (million USD) 4595845911,330n/a
Exports of Services (million USD) 373442462417n/a

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.

 

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