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Malawi

Unity And Freedom

 

General


Population: 15,879,252 (2011)
Land Area: 118,480 sq km
Natural Resources: Limestone, arable land, hydropower, uranium, coal, bauxite
Capital: Lilongwe
Political System: Multiparty Democracy
State Leader: Bingu Wa Mutharika (2004)
Languages: Chichewa, Chinyanja, Chiyao, Chitumbuka, Chisena, Chilomwe, Chitonga
Currency: Malawian Kwacha (MWK)
Major Religions: Christian 79.9%, Muslim 12.8%, Other 3%, None 4.3%
Major Ethnicities: Chewa, Nyanja, Tumbuka, Yao, Lomwe, Sena, Tonga, Ngoni, Ngonde, Asian, European
Life Expectancy: 51.7 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 5.035 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 13.51 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 900 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 6.5% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 33.4%, Industry 21.7%, Services 44.9% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 90%, Industry and Services 10% (2003)
Industries: Tobacco, tea, sugar, sawmill products, cement, consumer goods
Agriculture Products: Tobacco, sugarcane, cotton, tea, corn, potatoes, cassava, sorghum, pulses, groundnuts, macadamia nuts; cattle, goats
Human Development Index: 0.400 (171st)
Tourism Revenue: 43 million (2003)
Unemployment Rate: NA

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Army Size: 5 300 (2004)
Budget: 1.3% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Malawi is located in Southeast Africa. Malawi is bordered by Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. Malawi has one of the lowest GDP's per capita in the world. Malawi's government is working on reducing corruption, dealing with a HIV/AIDS problem and also is trying to develop a market economy.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Malawi
Wikipedia: Malawi
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/MWI.html

Updated on: December 23, 2011