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Banknotes from Malawi

Today officially known as the Republic of Malawi, Malawi was formerly known as Nyasaland and was part of the Colony of Rhodesia Nyasaland (1953-1963). It covers an area of 118,484 km² (45,747 square miles) with an estimated population of 18 million in July 2016. Lake Malawi takes up about a third of Malawi's area making it necessary for this landlocked country to invest in a naval force. Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi's largest city. The name Malawi comes from the Maravi, an old name of the Nyanja people that inhabit the area. On 6 July 1964 the British protectorate over Nyasaland was ended and Nyasaland became an independent country known as Malawi. Two years later it became a republic. Upon gaining independence Malawi became a one-party state under the presidency of Hastings Banda, who remained president until 1994. Today the country has a democratic, multi-party government headed by an elected president. Malawi is among the world's least-developed countries. From 1964, when the first coins were issued, till 1968 the currency was the English system of 12 Pennies to a shilling and 20 Shillings to the Pound. The reform came with a decimalized system in 1971 with 100 Tambala making up a Kwacha.
Wikidata: Q1020

See also: Rhodesia and Nyasaland

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Kwacha (1971-date)

100 Tambala = 1 Kwacha

50 Tambala
1976-1984

Standard banknote
122 × 69 mm
P# 13
50 Tambala
1986

Standard banknote
P# 18
1 Kwacha
1974-1975 (1973-1975)

Standard banknote
P# 10
1 Kwacha
1976-1984

Standard banknote
134 × 76 mm
P# 14
1 Kwacha
1990-1992

135 × 70 mm
P# 23
5 Kwacha
1976-1984

Standard banknote
153 × 82 mm
P# 15
5 Kwacha
1990-1994

Standard banknote
P# 24
5 kwacha
1995

Standard banknote
63 × 126 mm
P# 30
Available for swap 5 Kwacha
1997-2005

Standard banknote
125 × 63 mm
P# 36
10 Kwacha
1976-1985

Standard banknote
160 × 87 mm
P# 16
10 Kwacha
1990-1994

Standard banknote
145 × 75 mm
P# 25
Available for swap 10 Kwacha
1997

Standard banknote
132 × 66 mm
P# 37
10 Kwacha
2003

Standard banknote
P# 43
Available for swap 10 Kwacha
2004

Standard banknote
132 × 66 mm
P# 51
Available for swap 20 Kwacha
1997

Standard banknote
138 × 70 mm
P# 38
Available for swap 20 Kwacha
2004-2009

Standard banknote
138 × 70 mm
P# 52
Available for swap 20 Kwacha
2012

Standard banknote
128 × 64 mm
P# 57
Available for swap 20 Kwacha
2014-2019

Standard banknote
128 × 64 mm
P# 63
Available for swap 50 Kwacha
1997

Standard banknote
144 × 72 mm
P# 39
50 Kwacha
2004

Commemorative note : 40th Anniversary of Independence 1964-2004
144 × 72 mm
P# 49

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