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Kwacha (MWK) is the currency in Malawi

Facts about Kwacha

  • Country:
    Malawi
  • Currency:
    Kwacha
  • Currency code (ISO 4217):
    MWK
  • Short for the currency:
    MK
  • Currency subunits:
    100 tambala

Malawian kwacha was introduced as currency in Malawi in 1971 replacing the former pound. The name derives from the bantu word for dawn. The currency is issued by the Reserve Bank of Malawi.

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Malawi is a country in south of Africa with borders to Moçambique and Tanzania to the east and Zambia to the west. Malawi is one of the worlds less developed countries and over 90% depend on agriculture. The state is also dependant on foreign economic support.

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