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1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

Thirty Malawi Facts to Talk About

Mitundu Market, Lilongwe, Malawi  Makulata Khonje sells fresh beans and peas.

Thirty Malawi facts to talk about that will make you sound smarter.

In the year 1480, Bantu tribes unite several smaller political states to form the Maravi Confederacy that at its height includes large parts of present-day Zambia and Mozambique plus the modern state of Malawi.

In 1891, present day Malawi was sectioned off and became the British protectorate of Nyasaland.

Malawi celebrates independence day on July 6, 1964 from the British.

Malawi is named for the East African Maravi kingdom of the 16th century; the word maravi means fire flames.

Christian population of Malawi is around 83%.

Malawi ranks among the world's most densely populated and least developed countries.

Malawi is one of the world's poorest countries with a GDP of around $230.

In 2015, about half of Malawi’s 29 districts were hit by floods, destroying agricultural livelihoods, leaving more than 1,150,000 people affected and 336,000 displaced.

English and Chichewa are both the official languages of Malawi.

The median age of Malawi is 16.5 years old.

Malawi is one of the world's hardest hit by HIV-Aids and home to more than one million children orphaned by the disease.

Lilongwe is the largest and capital city of Malawi named after the Lilongwe River.

Zomba was the capital of Nyasaland before the establishment of Malawi in 1964.

Malawi is the 38th largest country in Africa.

Malawi is 100th largest country in the world.

Malawi is landlocked and has no coastline.

Malawi is surrounded by Mozambique, Zambia, and Tanzania.

Lake Nyasa, some 580 km long, is the country's most prominent physical feature; it contains more fish species than any other lake on earth.

Lowest point is the junction of the Shire River.

Highest point is Sapitwa Mount Mlanje at 3,002 meters.

Malawi's economy is predominately agricultural with about 80% of the population living in rural areas.

Malawi's flag is three equal horizontal bands of black (top), red, and green with a radiant, rising, red sun centered on the black band; black represents the native peoples, red the bloodshed in their struggle for freedom, and green the color of nature; the rising sun represents the hope of freedom for the continent of Africa.

Malawi's economy is predominately agricultural with about 80% of the population living in rural areas.

Population enjoys electricity access, 9%, urban areas 32% and rural areas 4%.

Malawi’s internet users total around 9%.

Currency of Malawi is the kwacha.

Agriculture accounts for about one-third of GDP and 90% of export revenues.

Tobacco accounts for more than half of Malawi’s exports.

The government faces many challenges, including developing a market economy, improving educational facilities, addressing environmental problems, dealing with HIV/AIDS, and satisfying foreign donors on anti-corruption efforts.

Malawi’s national symbol is a lion.

National anthem Mulungu dalitsa Malawi -- Oh God Bless Our Land of Malawi.



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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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