Lilongwe(redirected from Lilongwe, Malawi)
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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.
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.