Malawi is a small landlocked
country in the south central part of Africa. It is surrounded by Mozambique
to the east
and south west
to the north
to the west. It is a beautiful country with the lake
, and many other tourist attractions. The capital is Lilongwe
but the financial capital and largest city is Blantyre
. The only thing holding this place back is the corrupt governments over the years. From the 60's to the late 80's the Malawi Kwacha was trading at 2 kwacha for 1 british pound
, now the rate is about 275 kwacha to the pound.
Malawi is also one of the six biggest exporters of tobacco
. But still malawi is unable to make this count.
Malawi, also called the warm heart of africa, is a beautiful country with endless hills, the beautiful Lake Malawi and the plateaus in zomba. The lake is the 9th largest in the world, but among the fresh water
lakes, it has the most number of fish species in the world. Being a fresh water lake, the fish found in the lake cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
The national and official language is Chechewa which has many regional dialects. Portuguese is spoken by some in the deep southern region of the country, and English is the second official language.
The demographics of malawi show the population at 13,000,000 as of December 2006. 99.6% of malawi is black with quiet a number of people of a mixed background, the largest minority is the asian
population, comprising mostly indians
making less than 0.050% of the population. Europeans, mostly british and Portuguese
comprise of about 0.005% of the total population. Christianity is the predominant religion with 65% of the population, mainly protestant (40%)and roman catholic (25%). Islam makes up 34% and indigenous beliefs make up the remainder (less than 1%).