Balaka
in Balaka District of Southern Region, Malawi

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-14.979 and 34.956 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -14° 58' 45" and E 34° 57' 20"
Currency and Currency Code:
Kwacha - MWK
Spoken languages:
Nyanja
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 08:28 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Africa/Blantyre
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:06 am and 6:07 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
19.469 and -154.833 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Pualaa
References
This place on Geonames.org

Delve into Balaka

Balaka in Balaka District (Southern Region) with it's 18,902 habitants is located in Malawi about 105 mi (or 169 km) south-east of Lilongwe, the country's capital town.

Current time in Balaka is now 08:28 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Blantyre with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports close to Balaka. The closest airport in Malawi is Mvuu Camp Airport in a distance of 25 mi (or 40 km), North-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Malawi is Lake Malawi National Park in a distance of 70 mi (or 113 km), North.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Ntcheu, Machinga, Neno, Zomba and Mangochi. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

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intervista doppia 5 - Commenti e saluti Finali

Published: October 27, 2008
Length: 58:40 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Dedalo Marchetti

Intervista doppia a Padre Mario Pacifici e padre Piergiorgio Gamba delle rispettive missioni a Balaka in Malawi. 2 Padri monfortani con storie diverse che si sono incontrati in Malawi...


2 Bambo a confronto4 Padre Mario Pacifici, Piergiorgio Gamba

Published: October 26, 2008
Length: 03:40 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Dedalo Marchetti

Intervista doppia a Padre Mario Pacifici e padre Piergiorgio Gamba delle rispettive missioni a Balaka in Malawi. 2 Padri monfortani con storie diverse che si sono incontrati in Malawi...


2 Bambo a confronto3 Padre Mario Pacifici, Piergiorgio Gamba

Published: October 25, 2008
Length: 15:55 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Dedalo Marchetti

Intervista doppia a Padre Mario Pacifici e padre Piergiorgio Gamba delle rispettive missioni a Balaka in Malawi. 2 Padri monfortani con storie diverse che si sono incontrati in Malawi...


Jatropha Farming and Processing at Toleza Farms

Published: July 29, 2011
Length: 47:50 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: TolezaFarms

Short video showing some Jatropha hedgerows at Toleza Farm along with some of the early Jatropha oil extraction activity and some other pictures of Jatropha plants across the farm.


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Attractions and noteworthy things

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Balaka Township, Malawi

Balaka is a township in Southern Region, Malawi and headquarters for the Balaka District. The township was formerly a boma of Machinga District, before the Balaka District was created in 1998. A growing commercial center on the road from Zomba to Lilongwe, as well as on a Blantyre-Salima rail route. The immediate trading centres that surround Balaka are Ntcheu, Phalula, Liwonde and Ulongwe. The town is situated roughly 130 kilometres North of Blantyre and about 200 kilometres South of Lilongwe.

Located at -14.9167, 34.8667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Malawi

Balaka District

Balaka is a district in the Southern Region of Malawi. The capital is Balaka. The district covers an area of 2,193 km. ² and has a population of over 310,000. The district's population is increasing at a rate of 2.3% per annum. Major attractions in Balaka District include St. Louis Montfort Catholic Church, the Andiamo Vocational Complex [www. andiamotrust. org www. andiamotrust. org] and the Chifundo Artisans' Network [www. ChifundoArtisansNetwork. com www. ChifundoArtisansNetwork. com].

Located at -15, 35 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Districts of Malawi, Southern Region, Malawi

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Palaka, Balakas, Balaka, Балака