Malawi, located in southeast Africa, is known as 'the warm heart of Africa'. Malawi is bordered by Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia to the north north-east, east-south-west and west respectively. The country is 900km long, its width varies between 80km and 160km. The country's population is about 15 million people.
Malawi has one of the biggest lakes in Africa, Lake Malawi. It stretches 568km long and 16km wide, accounting for 20% of Malawi's total surface area.
Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, is located in the country’s central region with a population of 902,388 (as of 2009).
The nearest town to the Kayelekera Mine is Karonga, located in the northern region of Malawi with a population of 42,555.
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