10 Facts: Malawi

Malawi is a landlocked country in Sub-Saharan Africa which is bordered by Zambia to the North West, Tanzania to the North East, and Mozambique on the East, South and West. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. This country has been selected as the 10 Facts topic for today on Running Wolf’s Rant.

Here are some facts about Malawi:

  • Malawi was formerly known as Nyasaland.
  • Nyasaland gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1964 (after being colonized by the British in 1891).
  • Blantyre is the largest city in Malawi.
  • Lilongwe is the capital of Malawi and the 2nd largest city in the country with a population of +/- 860,000.
  • Malawi was a single-party state under the presidency of Hastings Banda, who was president from 1966 until 1994 (when he was ousted from power).
  • Bingu wa Mutharika is the current president of Malawi (which has been a multi-party democracy since 1994).
  • Malawi has an estimated population of 15 million people.
  • The Kwacha is the national currency of Malawi.
  • Both Lake Malawi National Park and Chongoni Rock Art Area in Malawi are World Heritage Sites.
  • The highest point is Sapitwa the highest peak on the Mulanje Mountain which stands at 3,002 m.

If I’ve left out anything interesting about this country, please comment on this post. Watch this space for regular updates in the Facts, Opinion, Technology, Conspiracy Theories, Movies and Music categories. Also check out the daily updates Photography and Babes categories.

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