Although Malawi has no coast as such, Lake Malawi forms a large part of the border with Mozambique and Tanzania. The Malawian parts of the lake make up 20% of the 118,484 km² of the country. For comparison, the area of Scotland is 78,387 km².
The capital city is Lilongwe, though Blantyre tends to be the main centre for commerce.
The climate is described as “sub-
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