Malawi's climate is hot in
the low-lying areas in the south of the country and temperate in the
northern highlands. The altitude moderates what would be an otherwise
Chichewa is a Bantu
language widely spoken in Malawi, while a very close dialect of
Chichewa, called Chinyanja, is spoken in much of Zambia and parts of
Mozambique. The following materials are available for downloading for
the study of Chichewa.
Since 1970, the kwacha, denoted by the ISO code MWK, has been the
monetary unit of Malawi. The Malawian kwacha is further divided into 100
population of Malawi in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 12,
105, 000, which placed it as number 69 in population among the 193
nations of the world. In that year approximately 3% of the population
was over 65 years of age, with another 46% of the population under 15
years of age.
Lilongwe, estimated population 902, 388 as of 2009, is the capital and
largest city of Malawi.