Malawi

Flag of Malawi

Malawi is a long narrow south-east african country shaped by the dramatic Rift Valley, with Lake Malawi a dominant feature. Malawi's deep Rift Valley trench is on average 80km wide. Lake Malawi occupies two-thirds of the Rift Valley floor. The Southern Region is low lying apart from the 2,100m high Zomba Plateau and 3,002 Mulanje Massif, the highest mountain in south central Africa. Malawi has two sites listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lake Malawi National Park was first listed in 1984 and the Chongoni Rock Art Area was listed in 2006.

Established
1964-07-06
Joined Commonwealth
1964
Capital City
Lilongwe
Demonym
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Malawian
Country motto
Unity and Freedom
Size
45747 square miles.
Population
14268711
Population density
Based on figures from .
118 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 91)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$11820000000 (World ranking:144)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2008.
0.437 (World ranking:164)
Currency Code
MWK
Country calling code
265
Basic data taken from from Wikipedia InfoBoxes via DBPedia

Content for this country

Below you can find updates from CYEC exchanges and projects that have involved this country.

Blog entry Balfron 2009
9 years 14 weeks ago
Project Fortrose - Malawi
9 years 22 weeks ago

This exchange explores environmental issues in mountainous areas in Scotland and Malawi. This will develop teamwork, communication skills, independence, initiative and self confidence. As well as promoting discussion between participants affecting them both in Malawi and in Scotland.

Project Nairn - Malawi
9 years 37 weeks ago

This exchange is about teaching young people in Malawi to become sports leaders and run their own activitities. The exchange also aims to inspire and challenge the perception of those involved, widening the aims and expectations of young people in Malawi and Scotland.

Project 1st Poulner Scouts - Malawi
9 years 38 weeks ago

This exchange promotes the ethos of scouting and scouting activities through helping the local community.

The theme of this exchange is "Cross Cultural Exchange"