Official English Name: Republic of Mozambique
Official Local Name(s): República de Moçambique
Common English Name: Mozambique
Capital: Maputo

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Official Language(s)

Portuguese
Secondary Languages: Emakhuwa, Xichangana, Cisena, Elomwe, Echuwabo

Resources

Coal, Titanium, Natural gas, Hydropower, Tantalum, Graphite

Neighbors

Tanzania (North), Malawi (West), Zambia (Northwest), Zimbabwe (West), South Africa (Southwest), Swaziland (Southwest)

Ethnic groups

Makhuwa (14.4%), Tsonga (13.8%), Lomwe (8.2%), Portuguese (7.8%), Sena (6.9%)

People

Est. Population:

26,423,623

Demonym:

Mozambican

Religions:

Christian (51.2%)
Indigenous (28.3%)
Muslim (16.8%)
Atheist (3.4%)
Hindu (0.2%)

Largest City:

Maputo (1,257,500)

Other Cities:

Matola (962,100)
Nampula (638,500)
Beira (462,200)
Chimoio (324,800)
Nacala (245,900)

Geography

Region:

Southeastern Africa

Bodies of Water:

Indian Ocean (West)

Total Area:

799,380 km2 (98.4% land, 1.6% water)

Total Land:

4,571 km

Total Coastline:

2,470 km

Climate

Tropical to subtropical

Terrain:

Coastal lowlands
Uplands in the center
High plateaus in the northwest
Mountains in the west

Highest Point

Monte Binga (2,436 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Droughts
Cyclones
Flooding

Government

Type:

Republic

Heads of State:

President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário

Admin. Divisions

10 Provinces
1 City

Independence:

25 June 1975 (from Portugal)

Nat'l Anthem:

Patria Amada

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$1,200 (USD)

Currency

MT (Metical)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = MT (Metical)0

Communication

Internet Code

.mz

Telephone Code

+258

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Cultural Notes

Languages in Mozambique are generally derived from the Bantu family.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mz.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/MZ (Ethnic and religious data)
http://www.ine.gov.mz/ (Country population data)
http://www.ine.gov.mz/estatisticas/estatisticas-demograficas-e-indicadores-sociais/projeccoes-da-populacao (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 14 November 2016
1The ethnic groups listed have small percentages due to the large number of different people groups contained within Mozambique's border. Other African groups are mostly Bantu-linguistic groups such as Nyanja, Makua, Chopi, Tswa, and Chwabo. There is also a noticable Asian population, particularly from India and China.