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Coordinates: 11°01′S 33°52′E / 11.017°S 33.867°E / -11.017; 33.867

Rumphi is located in Malawi
Location in Malawi
Coordinates: 11°01′S 33°52′E / 11.017°S 33.867°E / -11.017; 33.867
Country  Malawi
Region Northern Region
District Rumphi District
Population (2008)
 • Total 27 988
Time zone +2
Climate Cwa

Rumphi is the capital of the Rumphi District in the Northern Region of Malawi. It is a lively town with a market which serves the widespread tobacco farming community.

Rumphi is noted for the kindness of the people (it's even rude to pass by someone without greeting them)[citation needed]. It is directly on the way to Nyika National Park, Nyika Plateau, Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve. Unlike its larger neighbour, Mzuzu, which has mild sunny weather almost all year, Rumphi has differing climate. The town being surrounded by hills. That's why always a nicely wind goes. Rumphi is famous for the cattle market. On every Saturday morning at 6am farmers and dealers are coming from far to sell and buy cattles. It's the biggest cattle market between Lilongwe, Karonga, and Mzimba.


Year Population[1]
1987 7 156
1998 13 977
2008 27 988