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Fast facts and figures:
President: Bingu wa Mutharika (2004)
Land area: 36,324 sq mi (94,079 sq km); total area: 45,745 sq mi (118,480 sq km)
Population (2010 est.): 15,447,500 (growth rate: 2.7%); birth rate: 41.3/1000; infant mortality rate: 83.5/1000; life expectancy: 50.9; density per sq km: 148
Capital (2003 est.): Lilongwe, 499,200
Largest city: Blantyre, 547,500
Monetary unit: Kwacha
Languages: Chichewa 57.2% (official), Chinyanja 12.8%, Chiyao 10.1%, Chitumbuka 9.5%, Chisena 2.7%, Chilomwe 2.4%, Chitonga 1.7%, other 3.6% (1998)
Ethnicity/race: Chewa, Nyanja, Tumbuko, Yao, Lomwe, Sena, Tonga, Ngoni, Ngonde, Asian, European
Religions: Christian 80%, Islam 13%, none 4% (1998)
National Holiday: Independence Day (Republic Day), July 6
Literacy rate: 63% (2003 est.)
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2009 est.): $12.8 billion; per capita $900. Real growth rate: 5.9%. Inflation: 8.5%. Unemployment: n.a. Arable land: 20%. Agriculture: tobacco, sugarcane, cotton, tea, corn, potatoes, cassava (tapioca), sorghum, pulses, groundnuts, Macadamia nuts; cattle, goats. Labor force: 4.5 million (2001 est.); agriculture 90%, industry and services 10% (2003 est.). Industries: tobacco, tea, sugar, sawmill products, cement, consumer goods. Natural resources: limestone, arable land, hydropower, unexploited deposits of uranium, coal, and bauxite. Exports: $945 million (2009 est.): tobacco 60%, tea, sugar, cotton, coffee, peanuts, wood products, apparel. Imports: $1.62 billion (2009 est.): food, petroleum products, semimanufactures, consumer goods, transportation equipment. Major trading partners: South Africa, U.S., Germany, Egypt, UK, Mozambique, India, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania (2004).