Flag of Malawi (GIF)

The flag of Malawi (Chichewa: mbendera ya Malaŵi) consists of three equal horizontal stripes of black, red, and green, with a red rising sun in the center of the black stripe. The black stripe symbolizes the people of Malawi, reflecting their African heritage and the unity of the nation. The red stripe represents the bloodshed and struggle for independence, as well as the vitality and strength of the nation. The green stripe signifies the country's lush landscape, agriculture, and natural wealth. The red rising sun represents the dawn of freedom and hope for a new beginning, as well as the sun's vital importance to Malawi's agricultural endeavors. Together, these elements on the flag of Malawi encapsulate the country's history, natural beauty, and aspirations for progress and prosperity.

Adopted:July 6, 1964,
May 28, 2012 (re-adopted)
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇲🇼

The coat of arms of Malawi is a representation of the nation's history and natural wealth. The shield is adorned with the lion of England, symbolizing the nation's historical ties, along with wavy lines representing the vast expanse of Lake Malawi, a significant geographic feature. The rising sun on the shield symbolizes the emergence of a new nation and a promising future. Atop the helmet rests a sea eagle, reflecting the nation's eagerness to soar to new heights. The shield is supported by a lion and a leopard, representing the country's top predators, positioned on the Mulanje mountain range, which is the highest point in the country, symbolizing the nation's natural beauty and resilience. Collectively, these elements on the coat of arms of Malawi embody the country's rich history, natural diversity, and the determination to progress and thrive.

The Malawi flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Malawi, officially known as the Republic of Malawi, is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa. Its capital is Lilongwe, and its population is about 19.65 million (2021). According to its land borders, it borders with Mozambique, Tanzania, and Zambia.

The waving flag of Malawi with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Lilongwe
Other major cities:Blantyre,
Official languages:English, Chichewa
Region:Eastern Africa
Ethnic groups:34.4% Chewa,
18.9% Lomwe,
13.3% Yao,
10.4% Ngoni,
9.2% Tumbuka,
13.8% Others
Religions:87% Christianity,
11.6% Islam,
1.4% Other
Nationality name:Malawian
Area:118,484 km²
(45,747 sq mi)
Population:19.65 million (2021)
Country codes:MW, MWI (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.mw
Calling code:+265

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Malawi (Chichewa: Mbendera ya Malaŵi), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Malawi
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Malawi

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