Blantyre is the commercial and industrial capital of Malawi, located in the southern region of the country. It is the second-largest city in Malawi after Lilongwe. Named after the birthplace of the famous Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone, Blantyre is a vibrant urban center with a mix of modern infrastructure and historical landmarks. The city is known for its bustling markets, diverse population, and significant economic activity, including manufacturing, finance, and trade. Blantyre is also home to several educational institutions, hospitals, and cultural sites, making it a hub for both business and education in Malawi.