Download This Sample
This sample is exclusively for KidsKonnect members!
To download this worksheet, click the button below to signup for free (it only takes a minute) and you'll be brought right back to this page to start the download!
Sign Me Up
Table of Contents
Malawi is a landlocked country—a country that is not connected to any world ocean, or simply, a country surrounded by land—located in Southeastern Africa. Malawi is bordered by Zambia to the west, Tanzania to the north, and Mozambique surrounding the east to south, totally locking Malawi by land.
See the fact file below for more information on the Malawi or alternatively, you can download our 24-page Malawi worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
- Malawi is over 118,484 square kilometers wide.
- As of July 2018, Malawi has a population of 18,143,217.
- About a third of Malawi’s area is covered by Lake Malawi.
- Lake Malawi is an African Great Lake that is referred to in different names depending on the place it is covering, Lake Malawi is known as Lake Nyasa in Tanzania and Lago Niassa in Mozambique. It is a large lake located between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.
- Malawi’s largest city and capital is Lilongwe.
- Lilongwe has a population of 989,318 as of the 2018 census.
- It is located in the Lilongwe District, the central region of Malawi.
- Lilongwe is near the borders with Mozambique and Zambia.
- Lilongwe serves as an important economic and transportation hub in Malawi.
- The city is named after the Lilongwe River.
- In 1902, Lilongwe was initially set up as a boma, or enclosure, by Njewa, a local leader.
- In 1904 it became an administrative center.
- Lilongwe became more significant in the 1920’s as it became connected with several roadways.
- It became the capital of Malawi in 1975.
- The second largest city in Malawi is Blantyre.
- Blantyre is the financial and commercial center of Malawi.
- Blantyre has a population of 800,264 as of 2018.
- Blantyre is distinctly known as the commercial and industrial capital of Malawi, as opposed to Lilongwe, being its political center.
- Blantyre is located in Malawi’s southern region, in the Blantyre District.
- In 1876, Blantyre was founded and credited through the missionary work of the Church of Scotland.
- It was named after Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland.
- Blantyre is significant in Malawi’s history and culture.
- The third largest Malawian city is Mzuzu.
- Mzuzu is the capital of Malawi’s Northern region.
- Mzuzu has a population of 221,272 as of 2018.
- In addition to this population, Mzuzu has also 20,000 commuters who are known to be Mzuzu University students.
- Mzuzu is located in Malawi’s Mzimba District.
- Mzuzu’s agricultural region specializes in tea, rubber, and coffee.
- Mzuzu is near the Viphya Mountains.
- The largest man-made forest in Africa is found in Mzuzu, called the Viphya Plantation.
- Aside from the Viphya Plantation, Lunyangwa and Kaning’ina are two of the forests to be found in the east of Mzuzu.
- Zomba is Malawi’s former capital and fourth largest city.
- Zomba is located in Malawi’s southern region, in the Shire Highlands.
- It is located in the Zomba district and operates as its administrative capital.
- Before Malawi was established in 1964, Zomba was the capital of first British Central Africa, then the Nyasaland Protectorate.
- Malawi was first inhabited and colonized by the Bantu tribe during migration in the 10th century.
- Malawi was colonized by the British in 1891.
- In 1953, Malawi became a part of the semi-independent Central African Federation.
- Ten years later, the Central African Federation was dissolved. The following year, Malawi gained independence.
- Before the Bantu tribe came, Malawi was inhabited by a small population of hunter-gatherers.
- The Bantu tribe established a large kingdom in Malawi during the 16th century.
- In the 18th century, the empire was broken up into individual tribes.
- In 1859, David Livingstone, a medical missionary and explorer, found himself in Lake Malawi.
- Later on, Livingstone found an area suitable to be a European settlement.
- A British Protectorate was proclaimed on Shire Highlands in 1889.
- The protectorate was renamed Nyasaland in 1907, which was the name of Malawi during the British rule.
- In 1944, the Nyasaland African Congress was formed.
- Later on, Nyasaland was linked with Northern and Southern Rhodesia in the Central African Federation.
- In 1963, Nyasaland became an independent country.
- In 1964, Nyasaland was renamed Malawi.
ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL BACKGROUND
- Unfortunately, Malawi is considered as one of the least developed countries.
- Malawi’s economy is based on agriculture.
- Malawi’s government is dependent on the aid or help of other countries. Malawi’s government had declined over the past 12 years.
- The challenges Malawi is facing are focused on improving the country’s healthcare and towards financial independence.
- Sadly, the people of Malawi are known to experience a low life expectancy.
- Malawi has a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS.
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the Malawi across 24 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Malawi worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the Malawi which is a landlocked country—a country that is not connected to any world ocean, or simply, a country surrounded by land—located in Southeastern Africa. Malawi is bordered by Zambia to the west, Tanzania to the north, and Mozambique surrounding the east to south, totally locking Malawi by land.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Malawi Facts
- Map Sketch
- Crossword City
- A Story of Malawi
- Fill in the Facts
- Caption This!
- Festival Ready!
- Write me a Poem
- Post Cards
- Time for Tea
- Pause and Reflect
Link/cite this page
If you reference any of the content on this page on your own website, please use the code below to cite this page as the original source.
Link will appear as Malawi Facts & Worksheets: https://kidskonnect.com - KidsKonnect, May 4, 2020
Use With Any Curriculum
These worksheets have been specifically designed for use with any international curriculum. You can use these worksheets as-is, or edit them using Google Slides to make them more specific to your own student ability levels and curriculum standards.