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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 also known for nearby Nyika National Park, Nyika Plateau, and the summer heat. Unlike its larger neighbour, Mzuzu, which has mild sunny weather almost all year, Rumphi has very hot summers. This is largely due to the town being surrounded by hills.


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