Flag of Malawi

Flag of Malawi

The current form of the flag of Malawi was approved in 1964. The flag consists of three horizontal stripes - black, yellow and green. In the black bar, a symbol of rising sun with 31 rays is located. The black color is supposed to symbolize the people of the country, the red stands for bloodshed in the struggle for independence of African states and the green represents vegetation of Malawi. The theme of the rising sun reminds hope after achieving independence, but also the meaning of word Malawi - an effect which occurs over the Lake Nyasa at sunset. The flag was inspired by the flag of the Malawi Congress Party.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Mozambique Mozambique Maputo 23,700,715 801,590 km2
Flag of Tanzania Tanzania Dodoma 44,928,923 945,087 km2
Flag of Zambia Zambia Lusaka 14,580,290 752,618 km2

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Main information

Country
Malawi
Capital city
Lilongwe
Population
16,363,000 (2013)
Total area
118,484 km2
Formation
6. 7. 1964
Highest point
Sapitwa (Mount Mlanje) (3,002 m)
GDP
$ 848 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
malawian kwacha (MWK)
Code
MW (MWI)
Calling code
+265
Internet TLD
.mw

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By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Malawi (Lilongwe)
English
Malawi (Lilongwe)
German
Malawi (Lilongwe)
French
Malawi (Lilongwe)
Italian
Malawi (Lilongwe)
Spanish
Malawi (Lilongüe)
Russian
Малави (Лилонгве)
Slovak
Malawi (Lilongwe)
Polish
Malawi (Lilongwe)
Portuguese
Malawi (Lilongwe)
Chinese
马拉维 (利隆圭)
Japanese
マラウイ (リロングウェ)
Turkish
Malavi (Lilongwe)
Norwegian
Malawi (Lilongwe)
Swedish
Malawi (Lilongwe)
Hungarian
Malawi (Lilongwe)
Dutch
Malawi (Lilongwe)
Danish
Malawi (Lilongwe)
Finnish
Malawi (Lilongwe)
Hebrew
מלאווי (לילונגווה)

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