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Country Malawi


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Region Southern Africa
Area (sq km) 118,484
Area (sq mile) 45,745
Border Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia
Population 17,964,697
Nationality Malawian(s)
Ethnic Chewa 32.6%, Lomwe 17.6%, Yao 13.5%, Ngoni 11.5%, Tumbuka 8.8%, Nyanja 5.8%, Sena 3.6%, Tonga 2.1%, Ngonde 1%, other 3.5%
Religion Christian 82.7%, Muslim 13%, other 1.9%, none 2.5%
Language Chichewa, Chinyanja, Chiyao, and more
Literacy 75%
Government Multiparty Democracy
Capital Lilongwe
Leader President Arthur Peter Mutharika (since May 31, 2014); Vice President Saulos Chilima (since May 31, 2014)
Currency Malawian kwacha (MWK)
Independence Day July 6, 1964 (from United Kingdom)
National Holiday Republic Day (July 6, 1964)
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