Dziko la Malaŵi (Republic of Malaŵi)
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  • Capital: Lilongwe

  • Population estimate, 2015: 17.22 m.

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 747

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.445/173

  • Internet domain extension: .mw

Civil Aviation

The national carrier is Malawian Airlines, which is 49% owned by Ethiopian Airlines. It was founded in 2013 following the liquidation of the former flag carrier, Air Malawi. In 2012 scheduled airline traffic of Malaŵi-based carriers flew 3.7 m. km; passenger-km totalled 207.5 m. in the same year. The main international airports is Lilongwe (Lilongwe International Airport). The airport at Blantyre (Chileka) also has some international flights. Lilongwe handled 261,267 passengers in 2012 (198,620 on international flights) and 3,932 tonnes of freight.


The tropical climate is marked by a dry season from May to Oct. and a wet season for the remaining months. Rainfall amounts are variable, within the range of 29–100″ (725–2,500 mm), and maximum temperatures average 75–89 °F (24–32 °C), and minimum temperatures...

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