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Capital : Lilongwe
Language :  English, Chichewa
Currency :  Kwacha
Population : 16 832 910
Area : 118 484 km2

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Malawi facts

1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on July 6, 1964.
2. The population density is 115 people / km2.
3. The country is 2.6 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Christianity, 71.5%.
5. The largest lake is Niasa (the third largest lake in Africa).
6. The full name of the country – the Republic of Malawi.
7. The economy is practically entirely based on agriculture.
8. Political system – republic.
9. The highest peak is Mount Mlajja, 3050 m above sea level.
10. The average temperature is in January 21 °C, in July 15 °C.

11. This country was previously called Nyasaland.

12. The average birth rate is 5.9 children per woman.

13. The Constitution of Malawi has been suspended since January 2010.

Author: Turyst

14. President Malawi is considered an infallible person and is above the law.

15. Street demonstrations against the government are officially banned.

16. Almost 90% of its citizens live in rural areas.

17. In Malawi people love football, although their representation has never won an international match.

18. 14% of the population is infected with HIV / AIDS.

Author: MR

19. The minimum wage is 551 kwacha per day (data from 2014).

Author: Daria

20. In Malawi, an average adult consumes about 2.5 liters of pure alcohol a year.

21. The most drinks are spirits – 13%, then beer – 9%, wine – 1%, and other alcoholic beverages – 77%.

Author: AlkoWorld

22. In this country, compulsory education lasts 8 years.

23. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

24. The average IQ level is 69.

Author: EduKacJa

25. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 50 to 60 km / h.

26. Outside built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road varies from 80 to 100 km / h, and on fast-moving roads 100 km / h.

27. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

Author: AutoMania

28. In 2013, 977 people lost their lives due to traffic accidents.

29. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

30. In this country, over 437,000 motor vehicles are registered (27 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

31. 29% of the population suffer from malnourishment (approximately 4,730,000 people).

32. 87.6% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

33. In this country there are over 15 450 km of paved roads (0.02% of all roads in the world).

Author: Marlène

34. In this country there are 32 airports, 7 with paved surface.

35. In this country there are over 797 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

36. In this country, over 1 080 000 (2015) 1 828 503 (2018) people have access to internet (about 11% of the population).

37. About 700,000 (2015) 720,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

38. The national top-level domain is .mw . There are over 2 080 websites with such an extension.

39. The most popular pages with the extension .mw are: google.mw, co.mw and dhi.mw.

Author: http

40. The country has over $618,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0052% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

Author: Vinamra

41. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $4,982,000,000 ,
      – 2018 is $6,300,000,000 .

42. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was 18% GDP, or around: $896 760 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 54.7% GDP, or around: $3,466,100,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $211.

43. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $1,884,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $2,059,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

44. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 4 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

45. In this country there are 34.2% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 5 578 167 people).

Author: Reebeka

46. The lowest temperature: -6.7 °C was measured at Chelinda.

47. The highest temperature: 46 °C was measured in Nkate.

Author: weather

48. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

Author: medi

49. The average life expectancy in this country is 51.6 years (women – 51.5 years and men – 51.5 years).

Author: Wilga

50. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

Author: Nadia

51. In this country, women having their first child on average 18.9 years old.

52. 10 women give birth to 59 children on average

Author: Nadia

53. The average age people living in this country is 16.4 years old.

54. The country is around:
76,000,000 people (46.73%) in the age range 0-14 years.
8,514,000 people (50.58%) in the age range 15-64 years.
452 800 people (2.69%) over 65 years old.

55. In this country, about 700,000 children are born each year (4.2% of the population), and about 142,000 people die (0.8% of the population).

Author: Sara19

56. The lowest situated place in the country is the Shire River – 37 m above sea level.

Author: Klemens

57. There are 55800 km2 of agricultural land in Malawi (59% of the country).

Author: Statyk

58. 7 people in 1000 possess firearms.

59. Dedza is the highest located city in the country.

60. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1961.

Author: Statyk

61. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 37 days.

62. He joined the United Nations on December 1, 1964.

63. The work week is 48 hours.

Author: Statyk

64. 16% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

65. 33360 km2 of the country is covered by forests (35.5%)

66. The last death penalty was carried out in 1992.

Author: Statyk

67. The unemployment rate is 5.9% (data from 2018).

Author: Daria

68. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 30%, and for companies 30% (2018).

69. The tax on goods and services is 16.5% (2018).

70. The level of inflation in 2018 is 9%.

Author: Fan%

71. Malawi has 400 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

What is the highest peak in Malawi?
The highest peak in Malawi is Sapitwa (3002 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Malawi?
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What is the largest lake in Malawi?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Malawi has national colors?
National colors: black, red and green.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
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What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Malawi?
Malawi borders with such countries as: Mozambique 1 569 km, Tanzania 475 km, Zambia 837 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 16.4 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 551 kwacha per day (data from 2014).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Malawi?
The population density is 179 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Unity and freedom.”

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 46 ° C was measured in Nkate.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -6.7 ° C was measured at Chelinda.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta