Experience Malawi

Main cities in Malawi

There are number of cities in Malawi, spread out over the country:

Northern region:


The most Northern city in Malawi is Karonga. As of 2008, population was estimated at around 43,000 people.


Northern rift valley city of Mzuzu has a population of around 175,000 in 2008.

Central region:


The capital of Malawi is Lilongwe, and it is easily the biggest city in Malawi. Population of Lilongwe is around 900,000 as of 2009.

Southern region:


Zomba is a sm.all city between Blantyre and Lilongwe. Population as of 2008 was just over 100,000


The most southerly city in Malawi, Blantyre has a population of around 730,000 as of 2008.

For more in-depth information on the geography of Malawi, visit our Malawi Focus section.

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