National Flag

The Malawi flag features a black stripe that represents the people of Africa. The colour red stands for the blood spilt in Malawi's struggle for independence; while the colour green symbolizes the country's vegetation. The rising sun represents the dawn of freedom and hope on the African continent.

Coat of Arms

The national crest has the Rising Sun representing the Dawn of Freedom in Africa, at the top and bottom of the shield. The Fish Eagle and the wavy blue and white bands on the shield symbolize Lake Malawi. The lion and the leopard support and guard the crest as a whole. The land at the base is the rugged Mount Mulanje. The Coat of Arms bears the motto Unity and Freedom.


Malawi is situated in South East Africa bordered by Mozambique
(East, South and West), Tanzania (North) and Zambia (North-West).


Malawi covers a geographical area of 118,480 square kilometers. The country is divided into three regions namely the south, central and northern region with a total of 32 districts.
Malawi Location in Africa
Malawi Map


Malawi lies within an inter-tropical zone. The country experiences three seasons; cool and dry from May to August, hot and dry from September to mid November and hot and wet from November to April.


Malawi's population estimate as of 2016 is 17.2 million.

Major Cities

Lilongwe (Capital City), Blantyre (Commercial City), Mzuzu and Zomba.

Recent Economic
Growth Performance

The Government of Malawi has invested significant political capital in restoring macro-economic stability. Fiscal discipline has been maintained since 2004, and has established uninterrupted three-year track record of good macro-economic management which has translated into improved macro-economic indicators. Real GDP growth was 7.9 percent in 2006 and 7.5 percent in 2007. Inflation reached 9.2 percent in January 2007, the first time it has hit a single digit in four years. As of December, 2007, inflation was at 7.5 percent. The Bank Rate also fell to 17.5 percent in August 2007 after reaching a record high of 45 percent in 2003/04.

This progress has been rewarded by the restoration of the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in August 2005 and the attainment of debt relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative in September, 2006 and further debt relief from the IMF under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI). Malawi is also the only country that qualified for a compact under Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) in financial year 2007/2008. The MCA is a U.S. development assistance program that rewards countries based on their performance in governing justly, investing in their citizens and encouraging economic freedom. see Malawi’s score

Basic Economic Statistics

US$2.3 billion

Gross National Income (GNI)


GNI per capita

US$2.2 billion

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Support & Help

Malawi Embassy

Villa 70, Al-Bostan Street, Block 3, 10th Settlement,
Sheikh Zayed, Giza, Cairo.
(00 202) 38956242
(00 202) 38956830
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