Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Malawi

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MALAWI
MALAWI

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Malawi - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

265

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

MW

Internet country code

MW

GRC Country Code

MAW

Malawi -Languages

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Language map External

Malawi counts 15 languages. The official languages are English External and Nyanja External (3 200 000 speakers). Also spoken are Afrikaans External; Kachchi External; Kokola External (74 466 speakers); Lambya External (41 000 speakers); Lomwe External (1 550 000 speakers); Mpoto (40 000 speakers); Ngoni External (758 000 speakers); Nkakyusa-Ngonde External (300 000 speakers); Malawi Sena External (255 000 speakers); Tonga External (662 000 speakers); Yao External (1 003 000 speakers) and Zulu External (37 480 speakers).

Malawi -Example address format

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Addresses will usually be a post office box or private bag number and will be written in English. Addresses in larger cities may be followed by a single-digit numeric sorting code

Though postal deliveries are only to mailing addresses, street addresses will be found for the use of couriers, visitors etc. As not all streets are named, these may often be descriptive and unstructured. Examples:

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A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Malawi -Post office box

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This is written PO Box.

Malawi -Postal codes

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Malawi has no postal code system.

Malawi -Postal code format

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Malawi -Postal code specifics

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Malawi -Postal code regular expression

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Malawi -Postal code level of coverage

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Place names in Malawi

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Refer to Exonyms in Malawi for full lists of place names in Malawi in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External

Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Malawi -Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

Telephone numbers in Malawi

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Malawian telephone numbers have no area codes. Subscriber numbers have 7 or 9 digits. Mobile numbers commence with 111, 77, 88 or 99.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External


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