Districts

Machinga

Machinga

Land Area (km²) / Rank 3,771 km² / 10th out of 28 districts
Population (2018) / Rank 735,438 / 9th out of 28 districts
Population Density / Rank 195 persons/km² / 13th out of 28 districts

Machinga is located along the main road connecting Zomba and Lilongwe and is a district in the Southern Region of Malawi.

However, Liwonde in the district is better known more widely because of its proximity to Liwonde National Park.

The major tribe in Machinga is Yao.

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  1. Machinga is located along the main road connecting Zomba and Lilongwe.
  2. Liwonde is known widely as one of the gateways to Liwonde National Park.
  3. The major tribe in Machinga is Yao.

Famous Person from Machinga

Bakili Muluzi (Second President of Malawi)

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Getting there and away

Machinga is situated alongside the M3 about 100km north of Blantyre, 30km north of Zomba and 15km south of Liwonde. The road is surfaced and in good condition, but taking traffic into account, allow 80 minutes to drive from Blantyre in a private vehicle, and 3-4hours from Lilongwe. Minibuses run regularly from Zomba (30minutes), Limbe (three hours) and Mangochi (two hours).