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Malawi

Malawi
  • Capital

    Capital

    Lilongwe

  • Local time

    Local time

    3:51

  • Population

    Population

    16.45 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +265

  • Currency

    Currency

    MK MWK (kwacha)

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Malawi

Malawi
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Lilongwe

  • Local time

    Local time

    3:51

  • Population

    Population

    16.45 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +265

  • Currency

    Currency

    MK MWK (kwacha)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 1 098

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.78 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 181mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    118 480 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    17%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    33%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    61%

  • Railways

    Railways

    797km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    6 743

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Chewa
    Nyanja
    Tumbuko

  • Religion

    Religion

    Christian - 80 %
    Islam - 13 %
    Islam - 13 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    62.1%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Chichewa
    Chinyanja
    Chiyao

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    6 800

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    2.5 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    25.4%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    3.6%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    189%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    193 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    9.2%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    tobacco, tea, sugar, sawmill products, cement, consumer goods

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    tobacco, sugarcane, cotton, tea, corn, potatoes, cassava (tapioca), sorghum, pulses

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    limestone, arable land, hydropower, uranium, coal, bauxite

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    limestone, arable land, hydropower, uranium, coal, bauxite

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    80%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    1 276kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    110 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    5

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What not to do when visiting Malawi

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Business & Communication

Don’t make too much eye contact with elders, bosses or someone you are trying to respect - it tends to have the opposite effect.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't get too close to wildlife - always follow your guide and observe local or park instructions.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting (men) - to show respect, people sometimes hold their wrist with their left hand when shaking. Handshake or bow is common among women. Wait for the woman to extend her hand (if at all).

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Did you know

Did you know?

Despite being a landlocked country, one-fifth of Malawi’s territory is covered in water from Lake Malawi.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t publicly display your anger or strong emotions - it’s rare and often considered bad form.

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Business & Communication

Don’t ignore the fact Malawi has a higher rate of fatalities on the road - always take care when in traffic.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to dress modestly - it’s best to avoid short skirts and very revealing clothes if you’re a woman.

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Business & Communication

Don’t drink tap water - use bottled one instead.

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Business & Communication

Don't be too direct in conversations - it may be considered rude.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In eastern Africa, you can buy beer brewed from bananas.

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Business & Communication

Don't forget to use both hands when giving and receiving objects.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget the rainy season usually runs from November to April.

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