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Malawi: Administrative Division

Contents: Regions and Districts

The population of the regions, districts and cities of Malawi according to census results.

The Details icon links to further information about a selected division including its population structure (gender, age groups, age distribution, urbanization, religion).

NameStatusPopulation
Census
1977-09-20
Population
Census
1987-09-01
Population
Census
1998-09-01
Population
Census
2008-06-08
Population
Census
2018-09-03
CentralRegion2,143,7163,110,9864,066,3405,497,2527,526,160
DedzaDistrict298,190411,787486,682625,828830,512
DowaDistrict247,603322,432411,387559,849772,569
KasunguDistrict194,436323,453480,659623,592842,953
LilongweDistrict605,399753,309905,8891,232,9721,637,583
Lilongwe CityCity98,718223,318440,471669,532989,318
MchinjiDistrict158,833249,843324,941454,584602,305
NkhotakotaDistrict94,370158,044229,460299,240395,897
NtcheuDistrict226,454358,767370,757471,353659,608
NtchisiDistrict87,437120,860167,880222,374317,069
SalimaDistrict132,276189,173248,214337,928478,346
NorthernRegion648,853911,7871,233,5601,679,4912,286,960
ChitipaDistrict72,31696,794126,799176,835234,927
KarongaDistrict106,923148,014194,572264,112365,028
LikomaDistrict7,9008,1928,07410,71414,527
MzimbaDistrict285,253389,479610,994718,402936,250
Mzuzu CityCity16,10844,21786,980127,539221,272
Nkhata BayDistrict97,900130,189164,761215,429285,795
RumphiDistrict62,45094,902128,360166,460229,161
SouthernRegion2,754,8913,965,7344,633,9685,852,7557,750,629
BalakaDistrict146,587213,416253,098316,574438,379
BlantyreDistrict189,051256,405307,344339,406451,220
Blantyre CityCity219,011333,120502,053648,852800,264
ChikwawaDistrict194,425316,733356,682437,892564,684
ChiradzuluDistrict176,184210,912236,050287,604356,875
MachingaDistrict195,249301,849369,614494,835735,438
MangochiDistrict302,341496,578610,239796,0361,148,611
MulanjeDistrict307,804419,928428,322523,949684,107
MwanzaDistrict...60,30063,20092,237130,949
NenoDistrict...61,20074,800108,339138,291
NsanjeDistrict108,758204,374194,924241,107299,168
PhalombeDistrict169,742218,134231,990315,185429,450
ThyoloDistrict322,000431,157458,976590,472721,456
ZombaDistrict328,100398,365480,746578,766746,724
Zomba CityCity24,23443,25065,91581,501105,013
MalawiRepublic5,547,4607,988,5079,933,86813,029,49817,563,749

Source: National Statistical Office of Malawi (web).

Explanation: Population figures until 1998 are de facto, later figures are de jure.