interesting facts about Lilongwe

16 Lovely Facts about Lilongwe

Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 16 interesting facts about Lilongwe!

Geographical stats…

  1. Lilongwe is the capital city of Malawi.
  2. Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Li-lawng-wey.
  3. The total land area of Lilongwe is 176 square miles (456 square kilometers)…
  4. …that’s almost twice the size of Birmingham!
  5. Lilongwe’s population was 989,318 in 2018…
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  1. …that’s roughly the same population as Birmingham…
  2. …and gives it a population density of around 5,621 residents per square mile.
  3. Lilongwe is located 3,440 ft above sea level.
  4. Residents of Lilongwe are known as Malawians.
  5. Malawians living in Lilongwe enjoy a humid subtropical climate with warm summers, mild winters and an average annual temperature of 19°C.
  6. Looking to fly yourself to Lilongwe? You’ll need the coordinates of 13.9626° S, 33.7741° E.
  1. Make sure you visit the market in the old part of town if you’re in Lilongwe; bustling full of locals, it’s a great place to buy fish (landed that morning) and anything else you might need to keep you going throughout the day!
  2. Did you know that Lilongwe started out as a small fishing village on the banks of the River Lilongwe?

Social intricacies

  1. The official language of Lilongwe is English.
  2. Malawian Kwacha is the official currency here.
  3. Malawi welcomed 795,000 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited Lilongwe for its bustling markets and vibrant cafés.

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