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Malawi 

Country Name

Malawi, officially the Republic of Malawi.

Location

Malawi is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa, it was formerly known as Nyasaland.

It is bordered by Lake Malawi, Tanzania to the north, Zambia to the

west, and Mozambique to the east, south, and west.

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The reason for naming the country 

The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. The country is nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa" because of the friendliness of its people.

Capital 

Lilongwe.

Flag

The Malawi flag was adopted on July 6, 1964, the day it gained

independence from Britain.

The flag of Malawi consists of three equal horizontal stripes 

black, red; and green. In the middle of the black stripe there is a red rising

sun with 31 rays

The black color represents the people of the country, 

The red color represents the blood spilt in Malawi's struggle for

independence;

while the green color symbolizes the country's vegetation. The rising sun represents the dawn of freedom and hope on the African continent.

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Language 

The official language is English, while Chichewa is the national language.

Chichewa is a native language almost spoken by about half of Malawi's population. 

English is more often a second language and remains an important language in the country due to the country's history as a British colony.

There are other numerous languages also spoken in the country;   Chinyanja, Chiyao, and Chitumbuka.

Religion

Malawi is a majority Christian country, with a minority Muslim population adheres to Sunni, Qadriya & few who follow Ahmadiyya.

The largest Christian groups in Malawi are the Roman Catholic Church,

there are also smaller numbers of AnglicansBaptists, EvangelicalsSeventh-day Adventists, and the Lutherans

Other religious groups within the country include Jehovah's Witnesses, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, RastafariansHindusBaha'is,   and Jews.

Currency

Kwacha Malawi 

Kwacha Malawi

Time zone​

+02:00 GMT

Government Regime

Unitary presidential constitutional republic.

Climate

Malawi has a tropical climate (or sub-tropical at high altitudes), with a hot and rainy season from mid-November to April and a relatively cool and dry season from mid-May to mid-August. Before the rainy season, from September to November, the temperature rises to the point of reaching the highest levels of the year. Temperatures vary with altitude, and above a thousand meters (3,300 feet) they are pleasant. However, in the far south, there is a plain region, hot and humid because of the low altitude.

The best time to visit Malawi is from mid-May to August since it is the coolest within the dry season.

It should be remembered that at higher altitudes, nights during this period can be cold, with possible frosts, but at least you avoid the sultry heat and the rainfall of the period from December to April, and also the blistering heat that affects the lowlands from September to November, in addition to storms, which are possible from November to mid-May.

However, if you do not suffer from the heat and prefer the intense heat to the risk of a bit of cold at night, you can choose September and October, or the second half of August, when the temperature begins to rise.

International Phone Code

+265

Internet Code

.mw

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