Capital: Lilongwe

Population: 17,738,678 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Malawian Kwacha (MWK)

Official Languages: English, Chichewa

Unofficial Languages: Chinyanja, Chiyao,  Chinkhonde,  Chisena, Chitonga, Chitumbuka, Chingoni, Chinyakyusa, Chilambya, Chilomwe

Main Religions: Christianity, Islam

Ethnic Groups: Lomwe, Chewa, Yao, Ngoni, Ngonde, Tumbuka, Nyanja, Sena, Tonga, and others

Largest Cities: Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu, Zomba

Main Sport: Football, Netball

Political System: Multiparty Democracy

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Chilembwe Day (January 15)

Martyrs’ Day (March 3)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Labour Day (May 1)

Kamuzu Day (May 14)

Republic Day (July 6)

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (July 7)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Boxing Day (December 26)

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