Chitipa

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Coordinates: 9°42′07″S 33°16′12″E / 9.70194°S 33.27000°E / -9.70194; 33.27000

Chitipa
Chitipa is located in Malawi
Chitipa
Chitipa
Location in Malawi
Coordinates: 9°42′07″S 33°16′12″E / 9.70194°S 33.27000°E / -9.70194; 33.27000
Country Malawi
RegionNorthern Region
DistrictChitipa District
Population
(2008)
 • Total11,160
Time zone+2
ClimateAw

Chitipa is the capital of Chitipa District, Malawi and the birthplace of Malawian lawyer, politician, and philanthropist James Nyondo. It is also known as Fort Hill. It is very near Malawi's tri-point border with Zambia and Tanzania.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Chitipa (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 26.2
(79.2)
26.4
(79.5)
26.1
(79)
25.6
(78.1)
24.8
(76.6)
23.7
(74.7)
23.5
(74.3)
24.9
(76.8)
27.7
(81.9)
29.9
(85.8)
29.6
(85.3)
27.0
(80.6)
26.3
(79.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 20.4
(68.7)
20.4
(68.7)
20.5
(68.9)
19.9
(67.8)
18.7
(65.7)
17.2
(63)
16.8
(62.2)
18.2
(64.8)
20.8
(69.4)
22.9
(73.2)
22.8
(73)
20.9
(69.6)
20.0
(68)
Average low °C (°F) 17.1
(62.8)
17.1
(62.8)
17.2
(63)
16.9
(62.4)
15.1
(59.2)
12.9
(55.2)
12.5
(54.5)
13.7
(56.7)
15.9
(60.6)
17.7
(63.9)
18.3
(64.9)
17.6
(63.7)
16.0
(60.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 204.8
(8.063)
216.0
(8.504)
192.0
(7.559)
56.6
(2.228)
7.5
(0.295)
0.6
(0.024)
0.8
(0.031)
0.0
(0)
0.7
(0.028)
6.0
(0.236)
78.8
(3.102)
224.0
(8.819)
987.8
(38.89)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.3 mm) 21 19 19 10 3 2 2 1 1 2 7 20 107
Average relative humidity (%) 83 84 84 82 77 73 70 63 55 57 61 79 72
Mean monthly sunshine hours 142.6 137.2 173.6 213.0 260.4 282.0 300.7 310.0 297.0 291.4 234.0 167.4 2,809.3
Mean daily sunshine hours 4.6 4.9 5.6 7.1 8.4 9.4 9.7 10.0 9.9 9.4 7.8 5.4 7.7
Source: NOAA[1]

Demographics[edit]

Year Population[2]
1987 4 925
1998 7 136
2008 11 160

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chitipa Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  2. ^ World Gazetteer: Malawi: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population Archived August 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.