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Republic of Malawi

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Country name : Republic of Malawi

Government Type : Republic

Independence : July 6, 1964 (from UK)

Capital : Lilongwe

Main Towns : Karonga-Mzuzu-Blantyre-Zomba

Geographic Location : Malawi is one of the landlocked south African countries, bordering Mozambique from the east and southwest, Zambia from northwest and Tanzania from the north and northeast.

Geographic Area : 115,480 km2

Population : 13,931,831 (July 2007 est.)

Ethnic groups : Chewa-Nyanja-Tumbuka-Yao-Lomwe-Sena-Ngoni

Languages : Chichwa (official)-Chinyaja-Chiyao

Historical glimpse : Malawi became independent in July 1964 and the first head of state was President Kamuza Banda who assumed office in July 1966. The current president is Binguwa Mutharika who assumed office on May 24, 2004.

Economy : The Economy in Malawi is agricultural for 85% of the Population

GDP : $ 10.47 billion (2007 est.)

GDP (real growth rate) : 5.7% (2007 est.)

Agricultural Products : Tobacco-Sugarcane-Cotton-Tea-Corn and cattle

Industries : Tobacco-Tea-Sugar-Cement

Reg, Org. Membership : ACP-AU-COMESA-SADC

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