Republic of Malawi

Malawi is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa. It is wholly within the tropics and occupies a thin strip of land between Zambia and Mozambique protruding southwards into Mozambique along the valley of the Shire River. In the north and north east it also shares a border with Tanzania. Malawi is connected by rail to the Mozambican ports of Nacala and Beira.

Geographic Location

Geographic Location

Main Cities and Towns

Main Cities and Towns

Political Economy Summary

Capital Lilongwe
Independence 6 July 1964
Current Head of State/Govt H.E. Arthur Peter Mutharika
Minister of Foreign Affairs Francis Kasaila
Minister of Finance Goodall Edward Gondwe
Central Bank Govenor Charles Chuka
Next National Elections Date May 2019
Government Website https://www.malawi.gov.mw/
Parliament Website http://www.parliament.gov.mw/

Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms

 The Malawian coat of arms is based on the earlier heraldic arms of Nyasaland. It is supported by a lion and a leopard, above a scroll reading "Unity and Freedom".