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Lilongwe

(lēlông`gwā), city (1994 est. pop. 395,500), S central Malawi, in a fertile agricultural area. The capital of Malawi since 1975, it is an administrative and commercial center. The city was founded in 1947 as an agricultural marketing center. Largely a planned city, government programs in the 1970s and 80s expanded the city's transportation facilities (which included the construction of an international airport and rail connections to neighboring cities) and its agricultural potential. An agricultural college is in Lilongwe.

Lilongwe

 

a city in Malawi, on the Lilongwe River. It is located on the highway leading to the port of Salima on the shore of Lake Nyasa (Lake Malawi). Lilongwe has an airport. Population, 19,400 (1966). The center of a tobacco-growing region, it has tobacco industry.

Lilongwe

the capital of Malawi, in the central part west of Lake Malawi. Pop.: 655 000 (2005 est.)
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Just about 5 percent of the population of Lilongwe city is served by a sewer system, while the majority relies on onsite sanitation systems such as pit latrines and septic tanks.
We are determined to provide our Lilongwe city customers with more efficient services first by fixing the distribution network through this project, said Alfonso Chikuni, Chief Executive Officer of the Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) which will implement the project jointly with the Lilongwe City Council (LCC).
Subsequently, the calculation of the relative frequencies for the challenges (number of answers divided by the total number of farms) in total, and separately for the three regions of Blantyre, Lilongwe, and Mzuzu down to the lowest level was carried out.
Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, established in 2007 by Lilongwe Wildlife Trust, cares for more than 200 injured or rescued wild animals each year including carnivores, primates, birds, reptiles and antelope.
Lilongwe hosts two well-established 12-year international schools, one offering the International Baccalaureate program.
On January 5, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde used the occasion of an address she gave at the Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe to remind the attending dignitaries that the economic rebirth of Malawi, due to "insufficient diversification" with agriculture still accounting for 30% of GDP and tobacco making up almost half the yearly export earnings, is still vulnerable to the forces of nature and the vagaries of global commodity prices.
I was supposed to be in Nairobi today but I will have to spend another night in Lilongwe," said a British national.
In an announcement from Lilongwe, Banda ordered a ten-day period of mourning for Mutharika.
She said: "I think Lilongwe must be the only capital city in the world which has a national park running through the middle of it.
Mr Mkandawire and fellow activists Billy Mayaya, Habiba Osman, Brian Nyasulu and Comfort Chitseko appeared at Lilongwe Magistrates' Court on October 19 charged with sedition and holding a demonstration without written police permission.
LILONGWE -- The benchmark price of tea in Malawi, Africa's largest producer of the crop after Kenya, fell 21% at auction as rain boosted supplies of the leaf.
Mutharika, who chairs the African Union, told reporters before his departure from Lilongwe, the country's administrative capital.