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Malawi Geography

Malawi geography helps in better understanding of the topographical conditions that are present in this country. Located in the south eastern part of Africa, Malawi is a landlocked country. Malawi geography in terms of location reveals that Mozambique, Zambia and Tanzania are some of its neighbors. The geographical extension of Malawi is from 13?30' South and 34?00' east.

Malawi experiences sub-Tropical type of climate that is characterized by the presence of rainy season between November to May and a dry season between May to November. The topographical conditions of Malawi are marked by the plateau region dotted with rolling plains, hills and mountains. Overall, Malawi has irregular surface features of varying elevation. The lowest point of Malawi lies at the meeting point of the Shire River with the international boundary of Mozambique.

Sapitwa having an altitude of 3,002 meters is the highest point in Malawi.

Malawi covers an area of 45,745 square miles and has a population of 13,013,926 people. The languages that are most widely spoken by the people include Chichewa, Chiyao, Chisena, Chitumbuka. In fact, Chichewa happens to be the official language of Malawi.

Of the ethnic tribes that are present in Malawi, the important ones are the Chewa, Nyanja, Tumbuko, Yao, Sena, Tonga, Asian and European.

Majority of the Malawi people are adherents of Christianity. In fact around 80% of the people in Malta are Christians. Besides, there are a few Muslims and traditional religious beliefs are also found to be present in the Malawi society.