Northern Region, Malawi

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Northern Region
Northern Region in Malawi
Northern Region in Malawi
Coordinates: 11°12′S 33°48′E / 11.200°S 33.800°E / -11.200; 33.800Coordinates: 11°12′S 33°48′E / 11.200°S 33.800°E / -11.200; 33.800
Country Malawi
CapitalMzuzu
Area
 • Total26,931 km2 (10,398 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total1,698,502
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)

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[edit]

Of the 28 districts in Malawi, 6 of them are located within the Northern Region.

Major cities[edit]

Prominent townships and or cities in the northern region include:

Northern islands[edit]

The Northern region is also the location of Likoma District, where both Chizumulu Island and Likoma Island are located.

Mines[edit]

Kanyika mine