Three horizontal stripes of black, red, and green make up Malawi's flag, which has a rising sun in the middle of the black band. The rising sun is also seen in Malawi's coat of arms and is thought to symbolize the dawn of hope and freedom for the continent of Africa at the time the flag was approved on July 6, 1964.
At the time, Malawi and many other African countries were obtaining independence from European rule. The sun's 31 rays stand for Malawi's status as the continent's 31st independent country. The flag's colors, red, green, and black, stand for the continent's indigenous people, the blood of their battle, and the earth itself.
The reversed red and black bands and red sun at the top of the flag resemble the Pan-African flag established by Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association. Additionally, it resembles the flags of Afghanistan from 1973 to 1992 and the now-defunct Republic of Biafra.
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Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the north, and Mozambique to the east, south, and west. The country is divided into two regions, the Northern Region and the Southern Region, and its capital is Lilongwe.
Malawi has a population of approximately 19 million people, making it one of the least populous countries in Africa. The country is predominantly rural, with about 85% of the population living in rural areas. The main languages spoken in Malawi are Chichewa and English, and the country has a diverse population with multiple ethnic groups including the Yao, Lomwe, and Tumbuka.
Malawi has a diverse economy that is primarily based on agriculture, with tobacco, tea, and sugar being the main exports. The country is also rich in natural resources, including coal, limestone, and bauxite. Despite its natural resources, Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, with a per capita income of just $340.
Malawi has a democratic government that is led by a president who is elected by popular vote. The country is a member of the United Nations and the African Union, and it has strong relations with its neighbors in the region. Malawi is known for its beautiful natural landscapes, including the Lake Malawi National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The country is also home to a number of protected wildlife reserves, including the Liwonde National Park and the Majete Wildlife Reserve.
|Country codes||MW, MWI (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Republic of Malawi|
|Religion||82.3% Christianity, 13.8% Islam, 2.1% None, 1.2% Traditional faiths, 0.6% Others|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (CAT)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Commonwealth of Nations|
|Southern African Development Community|
|Population density||203 per Km2 (526 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||18.5 % of the population is urban (3,534,836 people in 2020)|
|Median age||18.1 years|
|Total area||The total land area is 94,280 Km2 (36,402 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Mount Mulanje (3 002 m, 9 849 ft)|
|Lowest point||Shire River (37 m, 121 ft)|
|GDP per capita||$ 634 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||Malawian kwacha (MK, MWK)|
|Internet TLD||.mw (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Malawi Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Malawi