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Country (long form) Republic of Malawi
Capital Lilongwe
Total Area 45,745.38 sq mi
118,480.00 sq km
(slightly smaller than Pennsylvania)
Population 10,548,250 (July 2001 est.)
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected
Estimated Population in 2050 14,728,296
Languages English (official), Chichewa (official), other languages important regionally
Literacy 58.0% total, 72.8% male, 43.4% female (1999 est.)
Religions Protestant 55%, Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim 20%, indigenous beliefs
Life Expectancy 36.61 male, 37.55 female (2001 est.)
Government Type multiparty democracy
Currency 1 Malawian kwacha (MK) = 100 tambala
GDP (per capita) $900 (2000 est.)
Industry tobacco, tea, sugar, sawmill products, cement, consumer goods
Agriculture tobacco, sugarcane, cotton, tea, corn, potatoes, cassava (tapioca), sorghum, pulses; cattle, goats
Arable Land 34%
Natural Resources limestone, arable land, hydropower, unexploited deposits of uranium, coal, and bauxite
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Malawi, a country in southeastern Africa. It is bordered by Mozambique, Zambia, and Tanzania.

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