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  MALAWI - Republic of Malawi                                                                                                                     Home

Capital: Lilongwe
Large Cities: Blantyre, Mzuzu
Languages: English, Chichewa, Lomwe, Yao
Religion: Christianity, Tribal beliefs and Islam
Currency: Kwacha



Location: Malawi in south-east Africa is bounded by Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia. Lake Malawi, formerly Lake Nyasa, the third largest lake in Africa, lies on its eastern side. This land of lakes and mountains has infinite beauty and is considered a tourists' paradise.

History: Malawi, formerly the British protectorate Nyasaland, (until 1907 British Central Africa) became independent in 1964 and a republic in 1966. Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda's (President since 1971) autocratic system was rejected by Malawians in 1994. President Muluzi was re-elected for a final five-year term in June '99.

Agriculture: Poor in resources, Malawi's agriculture is still subsistence level. Maize is the main food crop. The chief cash crops, are tea, tobacco, sugar and cotton.

Industry:: Textiles, sugar and cement.

Mission in India:
Honorary Consulate of the Malawi
40, Ashoka Avenue, Sainik Farm
Khanpur Gate, New Delhi - 110 062
Tel: 91 - 11 - 26518527
Email: stkilachand@vsnl.net





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