Mzimba

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Coordinates: 11°54′S 33°36′E / 11.900°S 33.600°E / -11.900; 33.600

Mzimba
Mzimba is located in Malawi
Mzimba
Mzimba
Location in Malawi
Coordinates: 11°54′S 33°36′E / 11.900°S 33.600°E / -11.900; 33.600
Country  Malawi
Region Northern Region
District Mzimba District
Population (2008)
 • Total 26,224
Time zone +2
Climate Cwa

Mzimba is a town in the Mzimba District of Malawi. The district comprises descendants of Tumbuka and Ngoni people.

The district of Mzimba comprises of a number of Traditional Authorities from the Ngoni people. The head of these Traditional Authorities, or Paramount Chief (Inkosi), is M'Mbelwa IV.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Mzimba (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25.4
(77.7)
25.6
(78.1)
25.7
(78.3)
25.3
(77.5)
24.5
(76.1)
22.8
(73)
22.4
(72.3)
23.6
(74.5)
26.1
(79)
27.9
(82.2)
28.2
(82.8)
26.4
(79.5)
25.3
(77.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 20.3
(68.5)
20.4
(68.7)
20.4
(68.7)
19.9
(67.8)
18.3
(64.9)
16.3
(61.3)
16.1
(61)
17.6
(63.7)
20.1
(68.2)
22.3
(72.1)
22.2
(72)
21.0
(69.8)
19.6
(67.3)
Average low °C (°F) 16.3
(61.3)
16.2
(61.2)
16.1
(61)
15.7
(60.3)
13.5
(56.3)
10.8
(51.4)
10.5
(50.9)
15.1
(59.2)
14.2
(57.6)
16.7
(62.1)
17.3
(63.1)
16.7
(62.1)
14.9
(58.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 229.5
(9.035)
191.5
(7.539)
164.0
(6.457)
43.3
(1.705)
8.4
(0.331)
0.9
(0.035)
0.9
(0.035)
0.3
(0.012)
0.6
(0.024)
5.0
(0.197)
55.9
(2.201)
203.0
(7.992)
903.3
(35.563)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.3 mm) 20 18 16 7 2 1 2 1 1 2 7 18 95
Average relative humidity (%) 83 84 83 79 74 71 69 63 56 55 63 79 72
Mean monthly sunshine hours 142.6 140.0 173.6 216.0 266.6 267.0 272.8 297.6 303.0 313.1 240.0 164.3 2,796.6
Mean daily sunshine hours 4.6 5.0 5.6 7.2 8.6 8.9 8.8 9.6 10.1 10.1 8.0 5.3 7.65
Source: NOAA[1]


Demographics[edit]

Year Population[2]
1987 7 687
1998 13 869
2008 26 224

Notable residents[edit]

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