Country: Malawi

Population: 13,603,181

Capital: Lilongwe

Time Zone: UTC+2

Currency Name: Malawian kwacha (MWK)

Government Type: Multiparty democracy

Languages: Chichewa 57.2% (official), Chinyanja 12.8%, Chiyao 10.1%, Chitumbuka 9.5%, Chisena 2.7%, Chilomwe 2.4%, Chitonga 1.7%, other 3.6%

Ethnic Breakdown: Chewa, Nyanja, Tumbuka, Yao, Lomwe, Sena, Tonga, Ngoni, Ngonde, Asian, European

Religion: Christian 79.9%, Muslim 12.8%, other 3%, none 4.3%

Major Cities: Lilongwe

Phone Country Code: 265

Health Concerns: very high risk of food, waterborne, vectorborne and water contact diseases (diarrhea, Hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, plague, schistosomiasis)

Official Tourism Website: http://www.malawitourism.com/

High Travel Season: May - October

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: g

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Malawi has two capital cities, Zomba and Lilongwe.