The Northern Region of Malawi, population 1,698,502(2008), covers an area of 26,931 km². Its capital city is Mzuzu. The Northern Region borders Zambia to the west, Tanzania to the north, Lake Malawi to the east, and Malawi's Central Region to its south.
 Northern Districts
Of the 27 districts in Malawi, 6 of them are located within the Northern Region.
 Major Cities
Prominent townships and or cities in the northern region include: Ekwendeni city, Mzimba District, Karonga city, Karonga District, Mzimba city, Mzimba District, Mzuzu which is also the capital city of Mzimba District, Rumphi city, Rumphi District and Nkhata Bay city in Nkhata Bay District
 Northern Islands
The Northern region is also the location of Likoma District where both Chizumulu Island and Likoma Island are located.
Coordinates: 11°12′S 33°48′E / 11.2°S 33.8°E