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Flag of Malawi

Use: National flag, civil and state ensign
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: 6 July 1964 (re-adopted in 2012)
Design: A horizontal triband of black, red, and green; charged with a red rising sun with 31 rays centred on the black stripe
The flag of Malawi was officially adopted on 6 July 1964 when the colony of Nyasaland became independent from British rule and renamed itself Malawi.

The first flag of independent Malawi was adopted on 6 July 1964. The rising sun represents the dawn of hope and freedom for the continent of Africa (when the flag was created, more countries in Africa were gaining independence from European rule). The 31 rays of the sun represent the fact that Malawi was the 31st African nation at the time of its independence. The black represents the indigenous people of the continent, the red symbolizes the blood of their struggle, and the green represents nature. The flag resembles the Pan-African flag designed by Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association, with the red and black bands reversed and a red sun in the top. It also resembles the flag of the now-defunct Republic of Biafra.

Republic of Malawi

Dziko la Malaŵi (Chichewa)
Flag of Malawi
Coat of arms
Motto: "Unity and Freedom"
Anthem: Mulungu dalitsani Malaŵi (Chichewa)
(English: "O God Bless Our Land of Malawi")
Malawi on the globe (Zambia centered).svg
and largest city
13°57′S 33°42′E / 13.950°S 33.700°E / -13.950; 33.700
Official languages English, Chichewa
Ethnic groups

32.67% Chewa

17.6% Lomwe

20.5% Yao

11.5% Ngoni

8.8% Tumbuka

5.8% Nyanja

3.5% Sena

2.2% Tonga

1.1% Ngonde

3.4% others

Demonym(s) Malawian
Government Unitary presidential republic
• President
Peter Mutharika
• Vice-President
Saulos Chilima
Legislature National Assembly
• from the United Kingdom
6 July 1964
• republic
6 July 1966
• Current constitution
18 May 1994
• Total
118,484 km2 (45,747 sq mi) (98th)
• Water (%)
• 2016 estimate
Increase 18,091,575 (64th)
• 2008 census
• Density
128.8/km2 (333.6/sq mi) (86th)
GDP (PPP) 2017 estimate
• Total
$22.658 billion
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2017 estimate
• Total
$6.364 billion
• Per capita
Gini (2010) 43.9
HDI (2017) Increase 0.477
low · 171st
Currency Kwacha (D) (MWK)
Time zone UTC+2 (CAT)
Driving side left
Calling code +265
ISO 3166 code MW
Internet TLD .mw
* Population estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected.
  • Information is drawn from the CIA Factbook unless otherwise noted.

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