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Malawi , officially the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly knownas Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on theeast, south and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. Malawi isover 118,000 km2(45,560 sq mi) with an estimated population of 16,777,547 (July 2013 EST.). Its capitalis Lilongwe, which is also Malawi s largest city; the second largest is Blantyre and the third is Mzuzu. Thename Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. The country isalso nicknamed "The Warm Heart of Africa".The area of Africa now known as Malawi was settled by migrating Bantu groups around the 10th century.Centuries later in 1891 the area was colonized by the British. In 1953 Malawi, then known as Nyasaland,became part of the semi-independent central African Federation (CAF). The Federation was dissolved in 1963and in 1964, Nyasaland gained full independence and was renamed Malawi. Malawi has a democratic, multipartygovernment and a small military force that includes an army, a navy and an air wing.Malawi’s economy is heavily based in agriculture, with a largely rural population. It has a low lifeexpectancy and high infant mortality. There is a diverse population of native peoples, Asians and Europeans,with several languages spoken and an array of religious beliefs.



Name: Malawi, PKA Nyasaland, NN The Warm Heart Of Africa
Location: Southeast Africa, bordered by Zambia (NW), Tanzania (NE), Mozambique (E, S, W). Separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi.
Data: 118,000 km2 (45, 560 sq mi.), estimated population of 16,777,547 (7/13, EST).
Cities: Largest city Lilongwe (Capital), 2nd largest Blantyre, 3rd largest Mzuzu.
History: Settled by migrating Bantu groups in 10C. Colonized by Brits in 1891. Became part of semi-independent CAF in 1953.  Fed. dissolved in ’63. Nyasaland free by ’64, renamed to Malawi.
Govt. & Def.: Democratic & multi-party. Small MF comprising of army, navy, and air-wing.
Demographics: Agrarian economy, Large rural population. Low LE, high infant-mortality. Diverse population comprising of natives, Asians, & Europeans. Multi-lingual, multi-religion. Cultural practices. and cuisine heavily influenced by local, S.African and overseas.
Traditions: Dance & traditional music, seen at initiations, rituals, weddings, & celebrations. Basketry & mask carving used in traditional ceremonies performed by the natives. Wood carving & oil painting popular in urban areas, sold to tourists.
Sports: Most popular-Soccer. Introduced by Brits. Basketball gaining popularity.
Literature: Several internationally recognized literary figures from Malawi.