Lilongwe is the capital and largest city of Malawi with a population of over 1 million people. Named after the Lilongwe river, the city only became the capital in 1975, replacing the colonial capital of Zomba. It has an old and new town, a walled market, a 5 star hotel and a brand new sports stadium with a capacity of 40,000. Lilongwe has received notable financial assistance from China and South Korea. You can travel by train to Zambia and Blantyre in the south of the country from Lilongwe.