Republic of Malawi. It is a landlocked country located in southeast Africa, formerly known as Nyasalandia. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the Northeast and Mozambique to the east, south and West.
The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. Its name comes from Maravi, one of the Bantu tribes that inhabited the area. It is derived from the Maravi, Bantu people of southern Congo who settled 600 years ago. By that time they were divided into two groups: Chewas – Nyangas. They are divided into three regions: Mzuzu, Lilingwe, Blantyre. The Capital is Lilongwe and major cities: Blantyre, Mzuzu, Zomba, has an area of 118,480 km 2 and its population is 13, 013,926 inhabitants according to (2007).
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