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|Capital||Blantyre (2,225,274 )|
|Other cities||Lilongwe, Chikwawa, Mzuzu and Nchalo.|
Contact with the outside world is minimal and what relations do exists are with San Salvador, Nairobi, Benin, Mobile, Gabon and Ghana.
Rudimentary industries are concentrated in the capital, Blantyre, which is located in the foothills of the forested southern mountain range.
Lilongwe and Mzuzu are the main ports and fishing towns, which are set on the semi-desert coastline of the nation. Chikwawa lies equidistant Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu. Nchalo is 15 miles south of Chikwawa.
The country is extremely rural and it's highest point is the 3,500ft Mount Githa.
There was a severe Ebola plague in the 20s, 470s and 540s, that killed about 10% of the population each time. The was heavy rain induced flooding in 2350, which killed 3 people and injured another 53.
The worst of the 12 day storm it hit Blantyre and the surrounding mountains.
2455 and 2475 were a very dry year and killed most plants leading to a major famine that killed 5,000 people.
The roads are poor and
It is a struggling and inefficient mix of industries making mostly agricultural tools and paper; along with and making and exporting of sand, gravel, stone, women's underwear, cassava and pineapples.
Farming and industry are still very basic and when harvests fail the state introduces rationing. Most aid comes from Benin and San Salvador.
It is a very groggy, stagnant and often declining economy witch is prone to sharp price rises and a heavy reliance on farm and knicker making subsidiaries.
- 3 wood (2 closed)
- 1 coal
- 1 oil
- 2 solar (1 planned)
It has none.
The mandatory schooling age is 6 to 11, but continues voluntarily to 15 if the family can spare there children to go school not help at work.
- Income tax 25% rich, 20% middle earners and 15% poor.
- VAT 15%.
- 1.5% excise duty.
- 10% alcohol and tobacco duty.
- 10% customs duties.
The armed forces are a rag-tag militia of 10,000 (almost all are armed with either a pistol, sub-machine guns and/or a rifle) and are largely only meant to act as a domestic peacekeeping/civil defense force in time of crisis or invasion.
Law and order
The legal system is rater poor and regularly falls below UEM standards for fairness and neutrality due to bribery and intimidation. There is no death penalty.
Women are heavily fined wear trousers or jeans, wear skirts above ankle length, were skimpy swimming suits or refuse to cover there heads. Women who do not comply for 8 times in a row have there lips cut off and are cast out of society for ever. So far only 60 have been outcast since 2450.
labour saving kitchen technology devices are considered decadent and slothful, so any woman who uses them is fined heavily and has there head publicly shaved.
Last 5 election results
It has 1 state run national analogue AM radio station, newspaper and analogue TV station. Internet usage in minimal in the capital even amongst state organs, the government and major companies.
Locals can also pick up Milanese state Radio's LW analogue broadcasts and Ghana's MW digital transmissions in several border regions.
Many family have video recorders, CD players and land line phones. 5% have mobile phones and 2% have smart phones. Fiber optic phone lines, 4 G phones and broadband internet are not commonplace. 0.5% have the internet, of which 0.25% have Boardband internet.
Wifi Internet is mostly confined to the capital. The Government, police, military, big business, etc, also use it for official information transfer such as tax returns and ordering supplies).
There is a national newspaper and all major urban settlements also have a local news paper.