Warm Heart of Africa!
Malawi is located in the south of central Africa, bordering on Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique. The capital is Lilongwe. Blantyre is the largest industrial city of the country. Before its independence on July 6, 1964, Malawi belonged to the British Empire under the name Nyasaland. At present Malawi has approximately 13,6 million inhabitants, its size equals a third of England. Lake Malawi takes a fifth part of the country. The Shire River flows from Lake Malawi to the south of Malawi and continues to run into Mozambique, where it flows into the Zambezi River. Malawi has got a tropical climate, with a cooler area in the highlands up North.
The official language is English, but the most common national language is Chichewa, being spoken by the vast majority of the Malawian people. Several other national languages play a role too, e.g.: Chitumbuka, Chiyao, Chilomwe, Chisena. Malawi is being called the ‘Warm Heart of Africa’, because of its people's kindness. The country has not known war for a very long time and it has a democratic government. Extreme poverty, hunger and Aids urge us to help its children and its other vulnerable people.