ACP ENVIRONMENTAL OBSERVATORY
Status and Trends in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States

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Malawi

Capital: Lilongwe
World Bank Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Income level: Low income
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Land area (km2): 94,280 (2007)
 
Population (people): 13,498,377 (2007)
 
Population density (people per km2 land area): 143.17 (2007)
 
Population growth (annual): 2.9% (2007)
 
Life expectancy at birth (years): 52 (2007)
 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000 live births): 65 (2007)
 
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): $877.51 (2007)
 
GDP growth (annual): 9.6% (2007)

 
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Terrestrial Protected Areas over 100km2
Name WDPA ID (Link to DOPA) WDPA ID (Link to BIOPAMA) Area (km2) IUCN Management Category
Chimaliro 33182 33182 152 Not Reported
Dwambazi 33255 33255 766 Not Reported
Dzalanyama 33184 33184 971 Not Reported
Kaning'ina 33216 33216 142 Not Reported
Kasungu 780 780 2341 II
Lake Chilwa 145538 145538 2110 Not Reported
Lengwe 2315 2315 120 II
Liwonde 2316 2316 470 II
Majete 2319 2319 788 IV
Mangochi 33157 33157 434 Not Reported
Matandwe 33181 33181 307 Not Reported
Mulanje 33177 33177 581 Not Reported
Mwabvi 2320 2320 340 IV
Nkhota-Kota 2318 2318 1846 IV
Nyika 779 779 3117 II
Perekezi 33214 33214 144 Not Reported
Phirilongwe 33155 33155 165 Not Reported
Phirilongwe Extension 33225 33225 252 Not Reported
South Viphya 33223 33223 1550 Not Reported
Vwaza Marsh 4648 4648 941 IV
Zomba# 33162 33162 147 Not Reported
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Terrestrial Ecoregions
Name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands 32.28 16.25 22.31 3.23 2.35
Eastern Miombo woodlands 4.87 16.24 25.46 1.19 0.76
Lake 18.49 0.45 7.94 2.11 0.12
South Malawi montane forest-grassland mosaic 8.63 14.75 14.75 100.0 100.0
Southern Miombo woodlands 12.43 18.2 16.79 3.61 3.91
Southern Rift montane forest-grassland mosaic 8.81 39.72 20.23 31.19 61.24
Southern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic 0.03 0.0 14.14 0.03 0.0
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands 10.7 16.27 39.5 2.68 1.1
Zambezian flooded grasslands 3.76 51.44 64.45 2.9 2.32
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