Country information

  • Landlocked/Coastal: Landlocked
  • Country area: 118,484 km²
  • Pop: 15,879,252
  • Religions: Christian, Muslim
  • GDP/ World Rank Dollars: $4.73 billion (135)
  • HDI/ World Rank Index: 0.385 (153)
  • Main Languages: Nyanja, Yao, Tumbuka
  • Largest three cities: Lilongwe, Blantyre, Zomba
  • Capital: Lilongwe
  • Type of government: Parliamentary republic / multi-party democracy
  • Economic Structure: Exports: $6560.3 million (2006 est): tobacco, tea, sugar, cotton, coffee, peanuts, wood products, apparel Imports: $832 million (2006 est) - food, petroleum products, semimanufactures, consumer goods, transport equipment
  • Name of president, PM, Ruler: President Bingu wa Mutharika
  • Date of next election: N/A
  • HIV/AIDS prevalence: 11% (2009 est)
  • Literacy rates: 62.70%
  • Corruption perceptions index 2010: 3.4
  • 2011 Doing Business Rank: 133
  • Life expectancy: 51.7
  • Percentage below poverty line: 53% (2004 est)

This page will be updated as the project progresses and we learn more about the social and environmental enterprise sectors in Malawi.

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