Malawi Population 2022


Malawi map
  • The current population of Malawi is estimated at 20,163,182 people as of August, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Malawi represent 0.25% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Malawi is 153.3 inhabitants per km2.
  • Malawi is located in Africa.
  • Malawi ranks number 62 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Malawi is -13.2490° S. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 34.3122° E.
  • The median age in Malawi is 18.1 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Malawi is 50,000 MWK per month, around USD $49.20 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Malawi shares its land boundary with are Tanzania to the north, Mozambique to the east and south, and Zambia to the west. The Malawi Lake lies to the east.

Malawi

Official name Republic of Malawi
Location Africa
Capital Lilongwe
Population 20,091,635 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 153.3/km2
Population growth rate 2.62% (in 2022)
Area 118,484 km2 (45,746.91 sq mi)
Official language English and Chewa
Currency Malawian kwacha (MWK)
Life expectancy 65.17 years
Internet TLD .mw
Call code +265

Cities in Malawi ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Malawi. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Malawi

# City Population 2022
1 Lilongwe 990,307
2 Blantyre 801,384
3 Mzuzu 222,622
4 Zomba 105,906
5 Karonga 62,268
6 Kasungu 59,069
7 Mangochi 54,081
8 Salima 37,175
9 Liwonde 36,680
10 Balaka Township 36,617
11 Dedza 31,163
12 Nkhotakota 28,651
13 Mchinji 28,263
14 Nsanje 27,120
15 Mzimba 26,294
16 Mponela 24,754
17 Rumphi 22,550
18 Ntcheu 21,462
19 Chitipa 17,908
20 Monkey Bay 15,084
21 Mulanje 14,894
22 Nkhata Bay 14,405
23 Luchenza 12,712
24 Ntchisi 9,509
25 Thyolo 7,998
26 Dowa 7,266
27 Livingstonia 6,798
28 Chipoka 6,490
29 Phalombe 6,306
30 Chikwawa 6,217
31 Bangula 5,073
32 Embangweni 5,070
33 Chilumba 5,063
34 Chiradzulu 1,599
35 Machinga 1,446

Other Countries from Africa Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Nigeria 216,850,785 218/km2
Ethiopia 119,814,176 93/km2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 105,404,210 46/km2
Egypt 105,191,099 102/km2
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/km2
Sudan 46,010,693 21/km2
Algeria 45,433,964 17.9/km2
Morocco 37,722,619 50.1/km2
Angola 33,103,620 25/km2
Mozambique 33,099,311 28.9/km2
Ghana 32,257,331 102/km2
Madagascar 29,098,694 35.6/km2
Ivory Coast 27,485,355 64/km2
Cameroon 27,395,781 39.9/km2
Niger 26,010,912 12.2/km2
Burkina Faso 22,081,135 65/km2
Mali 21,396,790 11.8/km2
Malawi 20,091,635 153.3/km2
Senegal 17,518,022 70/km2