How big is Malawi?

How does Malawi compare to US states?

The United States superimposed on an image of the continent of Africa, showing the size of Malawi, a country in southeastern Africa.
The United States superimposed on the continent of Africa, showing the size of Malawi in blue.

Malawi is a country in southeastern Africa, landlocked between Tanzania to the north, Zambia to the west, and Mozambique to the south and east. Malawi is approximately 45,747 square miles, or 118,484 square kilometers. Malawi has about the same area as the US state of Pennsylvania.

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How big is Lake Malawi?

Lake Malawi takes up a large part of the area of Malawi, and is about 360 miles long by 47 miles wide. The lake is 2,316 feet deep at its deepest point. Lake Malawi is the ninth largest lake in the world and the third largest in Africa. Lake Malawi is home to more species of fish than any other lake in the world!

How many people live in Malawi?

Malawi’s population numbers roughly 19.9 million people as of January 2021. Malawi is home to many ethnic tribes, and you can read more about them here. Malawi’s capital city of Lilongwe and the city of Blantyre are the largest cities in Malawi.

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