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                                                                                                  Malawi
Indicators                      Malawi                                                  UK

Region                          South Eastern Africa                                    Western Europe


Capital                         Lilongwe                                                London

Largest urban agglomeration     Lilongwe                                                London
                                765 000                                                 7 639 000
Surface area (sq km)            118 484                                                 242 900
                                One fifth of the country is covered by water. Lake
                                Malawi is Africa’s third largest lake and the world’s
                                eleventh largest. Its waters lie 450m above sea
                                level, occupying the southernmost end of Africa’s
                                great Rift Valley.
Climate                         Sub-tropical; The dry season is in winter, between      Temperate
                                May and October with rain intermittent during the
                                remaining months. Most of the rain is between
                                December and March. However there is always
                                ample sunshine at the Lakeshore.
Currency                        Kwacha                                                  Pound sterling


Official language               English,                                                English
Common national tongue          Chichewa                                                Welsh – 26% of pop. Of Wales;
Other languages                 Tumbuku, N.Malawi;                                      60 000 Gaelic speakers, Scotland
                          Yao, in Malawi
Civil administrative divisionsS.Malawi
Religion                       Protestant 55%, Roman Catholic 20%, Muslim               (in thousands)
There are 3 regions: Northern, Central and Southern.
                                20%, indigenous beliefs                                 Anglican 27 000,
The Region of Northern Malawi has a population (1998) of 1 233 560.               Roman Catholic 9 000, Muslim 1 000,
Districts and populations: Chitipa 126 799; Karonga 194 572; Likoma 8 074; Mzimba 610 994;
Nkhata Bay 164 761; Rumphi 128 360                                                Presbyterian 800, Methodist 760,
                                                                                   country, both for Jewish 300
Nyika National Park in Northern Malawi is believed by many to be the finest in theSikh 400,Hindu 350,its wildlife and
for its incredible views from the 2000m high plateau.
In comparison (populations):
Birmingham, UK, 976 000; West Midlands 2 555 596; Peterborough (our MU UK link) 156 060




                         on our Northern Malawi link diocese

 There are 4 Dioceses in Malawi: Northern Malawi (Diocesan office at Mzuzu); Lake Malawi (office at Lilongwe);
Upper Shire (office at Zomba) and Southern Malawi (office at Blantyre). The Diocese of Northern Malawi covers
roughly the same area as the civil division.
The Bishop of Northern Malawi is Rt. Revd. Christopher Boyle who was vicar of St. Mary & St. Margaret Church,
Castle Bromwich from 1983-2001 and chaplain to Birmingham Mothers’ Union in the ‘90s.
Civil administrative divisions:
There are 3 regions: Northern, Central and Southern.

The region of Northern Malawi
Population (1998) 1 233 560
Districts: Chitipa pop. 126 799; Karonga 194 572; Likoma 8 074; Mzimba 610 994; Nkhata Bay 164 761; Rumphi 128 360

In comparison (populations):
Birmingham, UK, 976 000; West Midlands 2 272 000;
Peterborough (our MU UK link) 156 060

				
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