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Coat of Arms

Territory
118,484 km2 (98th)

Capital
Lilongwe

Language
English-Chichewa

Motto
'Unity and Freedom'

National Flower
Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)

National Animal
Thomson's Gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii)

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Malawi Flag

Malawi, authoritatively the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked nation in southeast Africa that was some time ago known as Nyasaland. It is circumscribed by Zambia toward the northwest, Tanzania toward the upper east, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. Malawi is more than 118,000 km2 (45,560 sq mi). Lake Malawi takes up about 33% of Malawi's territory. Its capital is Lilongwe, which is additionally Malawi's biggest city; the second biggest is Blantyre, the third is Mzuzu and the fourth biggest is its old capital Zomba. The name Malawi originates from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja individuals that occupy the region. The nation is likewise nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa" in view of the invitingness of the general population. The piece of Africa presently known as Malawi was settled by moving Bantu gatherings around the tenth century. Hundreds of years after the fact in 1891 the region was colonized by the British. In 1953 Malawi, at that point known as Nyasaland, a protectorate of the United Kingdom, turned into a protectorate inside the semi-autonomous Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. The Federation was broken down in 1963. In 1964 the protectorate over Nyasaland was finished and Nyasaland turned into a free nation under Queen Elizabeth II with the new name Malawi. After two years it turned into a republic. After picking up autonomy it turned into an authoritarian one-party state under the administration of Hastings Banda, who remained president until 1994. Malawi has an equitable, multi-party government headed by a chosen president.


Coat of Arms


Malawi Coat of Arms

Territory


Malawi Map

118,484 km2 (98th)


Capital


Malawi Capital

Lilongwe

Lilongwe is the capital city of Malawi with an anticipated populace of 1,227,100 for 2018. The city is situated in the focal locale of Malawi, close to the fringes with Mozambique and Zambia, and it is a significant monetary and transportation center point for focal Malawi. It is named after the Lilongwe River. Lilongwe is situated on a level in Central Malawi, shaping piece of the East African Rift Valley arranged at an elevation of 1,050 m (3,440 ft) above ocean level, along Lilongwe River.


Languague


Malawi Languague

English-Chichewa



Motto


Malawi Motto

'Unity and Freedom'



National Flower


Malawi National Flower

Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)

Nelumbo nucifera, otherwise called Indian lotus, hallowed lotus, bean of India, Egyptian bean or essentially lotus, is one of two surviving types of oceanic plant in the family Nelumbonaceae. It is regularly informally called a water lily. Under positive conditions the seeds of this oceanic enduring may stay practical for a long time, with the most established recorded lotus germination being from that of seeds 1,300 years of age recuperated from a dry lakebed in northeastern China. It has a wide local dissemination, running from focal and northern India (at heights up to 1,400 m or 4,600 ft in the southern Himalayas), through northern Indochina and East Asia, with confined areas at the Caspian Sea. It has an extremely long history (c. 3,000 years) of being developed for its consumable seeds, and it is normally developed in water gardens. The underlying foundations of lotus are planted in the dirt of the lake or stream base, while the leaves skim over the water surface or are held well above it. The blossoms are generally found on thick stems rising a few centimeters over the leaves. The plant ordinarily grows up to a stature of around 150 cm and a flat spread of up to 3 meters, yet some unconfirmed reports place the tallness as high as more than 5 meters. The leaves might be as huge as 60 cm in distance across, while the garish blossoms can be up to 20 cm in measurement. An individual lotus can live for over a thousand years and has the uncommon capacity to resuscitate into movement after stasis.


National Animal


Malawi National Animal

Thomson's Gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii)

Thomson's gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii) is a standout amongst the best-known gazelles. It is named after adventurer Joseph Thomson and is once in a while alluded to as a "tommie". It is considered by some to be a subspecies of the red-fronted gazelle and was once in the past considered an individual from the sort Gazella inside the subgenus Eudorcas, before Eudorcas was raised to family status. Thomson's gazelles can be found in numbers surpassing 550,000 in Africa and are perceived as the most widely recognized sort of gazelle in East Africa. The Thomson's gazelle can achieve velocities of 50– 55 miles for every hour (80– 90 km/h). It is the fifth-quickest land creature, after the cheetah (its fundamental predator), pronghorn, springbok, and wildebeest. Thomson's gazelle is a moderately little gazelle; it stands 55– 82 cm (22– 32 in) at the shoulder. Guys weigh 20– 35 kg (44– 77 lb), while the marginally lighter females weigh 15– 25 kg (33– 55 lb). The head-and-body length is regularly somewhere in the range of 80 and 120 cm (31 and 47 in). Facial attributes of the gazelle incorporate white rings around the eyes, dark stripes running from an edge of the eye to the nose, rufous stripes running from the horns to the nose, a dim fix on the nose, and a light temple.


Demonym(s)

Malawian

Population

18,091,575
(2016 estimate)

Currency

Kwacha (MWK)

Time Zone

UTC+2 (CAT)

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