GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $5.7 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)


GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States) 

 (Estimated 2011): $13.77 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $900 (US$) or (GBP)


Capital: Lilongwe

Population (Estimated July 2012): 16,323,044

Area: 118,484 km2 or 45,747 mi2

Currency: Malawian Kwacha (MK)

Official Language: Chichewa

Political Information: Multi-Party Democracy

Official Religion: No Official Religion (approximately 82.7% of the population are Christian, 13% are Muslim, 1.9% follow other religions and 2.5% have no religious Beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Mulanje Peak at 3,002m or 9,848ft

Largest River:

Time Zone (GMT/UTC): -5:00



Counties/Provinces/States: 14 parishes; Clarendon, Hanover, Kingston, Manchester, Portland, Saint Andrew, Saint Ann, Saint Catherine, Saint Elizabeth, Saint James, Saint Mary, Saint Thomas, Trelawny, Westmoreland
note: for local government purposes, Kingston and Saint Andrew were amalgamated in 1923 into the present single corporate body known as the Kingston and Saint Andrew Corporation


Leaders: H.M. Queen Elizabeth II with Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen and Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller

 Additional: Gained Independence from the UK on the 6th of August 1962.


Sources: CIA World Fact Book, and Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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