Area 118,480 Km2
Population 17.604 Millions
HDI Rank 170 (over 186 countries)
Capital City Lilongwe
Demographic distribution Chewa and Angoni (Nguni)
Spoken languages English, Chichewa
Religious beliefs Protestant, Roman Catholic, Muslim, Hindu, indigenous beliefs, other beliefs
Political regime Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Malawi Congress Party (MCP),United Democratic Front (UDF), Alliance for Democracy (AFORD), Malawi Progressive Party (MPP), Malawi Forum for Unity and Development (MAFUNDE)
Head of State Peter Mutharika (President)
Associations with International Organisations Commonwealth, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), African Union (AU), United Nations.
Investment Promotion Agency Malawi Investment Promotion Agency (MIPA)
Sources: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, The World Factbook