Malawi Flag

Malawi flag
Malawi flag

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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Country information

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.

Independent Yes
Country codes MW, MWI (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Malawi
Official languages English
Religion 82.3% Christianity, 13.8% Islam, 2.1% None, 1.2% Traditional faiths, 0.6% Others
Capital city Lilongwe
Continent Africa
Time zone UTC+2 (CAT)
Member of United Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
African Union
Southern African Development Community
Population 20,395,753 (2023)
Population density 203 per Km2 (526 people per mi2)
Urban Population 18.5 % of the population is urban (3,534,836 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) -16,053
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)
Calling code +265
Internet TLD .mw (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page Malawi Wikipedia Page

Main Cities by Population in Malawi

1 Lilongwe 646,750
2 Blantyre 584,877
3 Mzuzu 175,345
4 Zomba 80,932
5 Kasungu 42,555
6 Mangochi 40,236
7 Karonga 34,207
8 Salima 30,052
9 Nkhotakota 24,865
10 Liwonde 22,469
11 Nsanje 21,774
12 Rumphi 20,727
13 Mzimba 19,308
14 Balaka 18,902
15 Mchinji 18,305
16 Mulanje 16,483
17 Dedza 15,608
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