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Kwacha malawi

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  • Malawi, Republic
  • Kwacha malawi
  • Lilongwe
  • of 118 480 sq. km
  • English (state), a Chichewa (state), etc.
  • MW (MWI) 454

Republic Malawi Monetary unit is the kwacha malawi making 100 tambalas and manufactured by the Reserve bank of Malawi.

Issue of national notes in Malawian pounds has begun on November, 16th, 1964 Before in territory of Malawi monetary unit the pound of Rhodesia and Nyasaland which has been equal to pound sterling was and served as the general currency for all three territories of the former Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (Zimbabwe). On February, 15th, 1971 instead of Malawian pound the new monetary unit - the kwacha divided into 100 tambalas is entered. Notes and coins in Malawian pounds, shillings and pence were valid a lawful legal tender also.

In a cash turn-over there are denominations of denomination of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 kwachas.

the Flag of Malawi the Map of Malawi
the Arms of Malawi

Today 35 kinds of notes of all of various years of 9 nominal values of issue that creates considerable mess for tourists and local residents act on territories of Malawi as a lawful legal tender.

On all Malawian notes, since 1997 of issue, on face side it is represented John Chilembve's portrait, the national hero of Malawi, the organizer of revolt for independence. On backs: 5 kwachas - women pounding grain (126 x 63 mm), 10 kwachas - reading women on the nature (132 x 66 mm), 20 kwachas - tea collecting (138 x 70 mm), 50 kwachas - the Independence Arch (144 x 72 mm), 100 kwachas - the Government building in capital (150 x 75 mm), 200 kwachas - the Reserve bank building (156 x 78 mm), 500 kwachas - architectural structures (164 x 82 mm).

Face side of 50 kwachas of Malawi
the Back of 50 kwachas of Malawi

On all token moneys of Malawi there is a plotting of the State Emblem of this African country which consists of a board on which three fields are seated a rising sun, a going lion and waves, and also a lion and a leopard performing a role of chargers. Under a board the national motto of Malawi is seated: UNITY AND FREEDOM.

Face side of 500 kwachas of Malawi
the Back of 500 kwachas of Malawi

It is updated 03.2012

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