Central Region, Malawi

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Central Region
Region
Central Region in Malawi
Central Region in Malawi
Coordinates: 13°37′28″S 33°31′48″E / 13.62444°S 33.53000°E / -13.62444; 33.53000Coordinates: 13°37′28″S 33°31′48″E / 13.62444°S 33.53000°E / -13.62444; 33.53000
Country  Malawi
Capital Lilongwe
Area
 • Total 35,592 km2 (13,742 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 5,491,034
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)

The Central Region of Malawi, population 5,491,034 (2008), covers an area of 35,592 km². Its capital city is Lilongwe, which is also the national capital. The region has an outlet on Lake Malawi and borders neighbouring countries Zambia and Mozambique. The Chewa people make up the majority of the population today.

Of the 27 districts in Malawi, 9 are located within the Central Region They are: Dedza, Dowa, Kasungu, Lilongwe, Mchinji, Nkhotakota, Ntcheu, Ntchisi, and Salima.