Located in the middle of the country, Lilongwe is the capital of Malawi. The city has two main neighbourhoods: the old town and the new town.
Located in the south-west of the country, the capital is home to around 800,000 inhabitants. It became the official capital in 1975.
Contrary to any preconceived notions, the roads in Malawi are easy to drive on and traffic jams are rare.
Lilongwe is the Malawian capital and the centre of a fertile rtobacco and peanut-producing region. The town-centre has many modern administrative buildings. In the Old City, you can visit the main market where yo can find bric-a-brac, fruit and vegetables, chicken and fish. 4 miles north of the town are the tobacco auction halls. Tobacco is a thriving industry - about 15 000 bales of tobacco are sold every day. You will notice a somewhat controversial sign: "Thank you for smoking" !