Malawi borders Tanzania in the north-east, Mozambique in the south-east, south, and south-west, and Zambia in the west; most of the border with Tanzania and part of the border with Mozambique runs along Lake Nyasa (Malawi); Malawi is landlocked. The area is 118.48 thousand km2 (including 24.21 thousand km2 - the water area of Lake Nyasa). Population 15.4 million (2010). The capital is Lilongwe. The official languages are English, Chichewa (Shiva). The monetary unit is Malawian kwacha. Administrative divisions: 3 provinces (divided into 28 districts). Malawi is a member of the UN (1964), the Community (1964), the AU (1964; until 2002, the OAU), the IMF (1965), the IBRD (1965), the WTO (1995). malawi Political system HE
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