14 Interesting Facts about Malawi

Malawi or Republic of Malawi is a country in Southeast Africa. It is also known as Nyasaland before independence. Read to know interesting and must known facts about Malawi.

Beautiful Lake Malawi
Malawi or Republic of Malawi is a country in Southeast Africa. It is also known as Nyasaland before independence. Here are some interesting and must known facts about Malawi.


1. Name Meaning

The word Malawi is derived from the word Maravi. Maravi peoples are iron workers. Hence, Maravi is thought to mean "Flames".


2. Capital of Malawi

Lilongwe is the capital of Malawi and also the largest city of it as well.


3. The Warm Heart of Africa

Malawi is also known as 'The warm heart of Africa'. Because Malawians are very friendly in nature.


4. Independence

Malawi become independent on 6 July 1964 from the rule of United Kingdom.


5. Currency

The official currency of the Malawi is Kwacha.


6. Neighbours Country

Zambiato, Tanzania and Mozambique are the neighbours country of Malawi.


7. Languages

English and Chichewa are two languages that are spoken here.


8. World 6th Poorest Country

Malawi is the 6th poorest country of the world in terms of per capita income.


9. President Joyce Banda - The Man with great Heart

Joyce Banda the president of Malawi sold the presidential jet and a fleet of 60 luxury cars in 2013 to feed the poor and fight with malnutrition.


10. Lake Malawi - The Calendar Lake

Lake Malawi is beautiful and fresh water lake of Malawi.It is also known as "The Calendar Lake" as it is 365 miles long and 52 miles wide. 


11. UNESCO World Heritage Site

Malawi has one UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is called Lake Malawi National Park.It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.


12. Chambo Fish

The species of fish called chambo fish is only found in Malawi. The fish is currently in the list of endangered species..


13. Surname Fact

Here is an interesting fact about the Surnames of Malawians. It is stated that 30% of Malawians have the surname Chirwa, Banda, Piri and Manda.


14. Famous Food of Malawi

Nsima, Mkhwani and Mgaiwa Phala are some famous food of Malawi.



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