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Mozambique on World Map

Continent Africa

Region – Southern Africa

Size – 799,380 km²

Geography – coastal lowlands with hills in the west

Language – Emakhuwa 25.3%Portuguese (official) 10.7%, other local languages 64%

Religion – Roman Catholic 28.4%, Muslim 17.9%, Zionist Christian 15.5%, Protestant 12.7%, none 18.7%, other 6.8%

Monetary Unit – Mozambican metical

Natural Resources – coal, titanium, natural gas, hydropower, tantalum, graphite

Agriculture – cotton, cashew nuts, sugarcane, tea, cassava (manioc, tapioca), corn, coconuts, sisal, citrus and tropical fruits, potatoes, sunflowers; beef, poultry

Industry – aluminum, petroleum products, chemicals (fertilizer, soap, paints), textiles, cement, glass, asbestos, tobacco, food, beverages

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Neighbouring CountriesTanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa

Population – 25,303,113 (2014)

Population Growth Rate – 2.45%

Average Life Expectancy – 52.94

Capital City – Maputo (population 1,174,000)

Highest Mountain – Monte Binga (2,436 m)

Longest River – Zambezi (2,650)

Climate – Warm winters 15°C to 20°C and hot summers 25°C to 32°C

Yearly Rainfall – 150cm mainly in Zambezi region and mainly November to March


Plant Life – ebony, mahogany, ironwood, grasses, mangrove, rainforest species

Animal Life – elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, palapala, hippopotamus, lion, crocodile, tortoise, monkey

Bird Life – ostrich, penguin, grebe, albatross, pelican, petrel, stork, flamingo, ducks, geese, swans, buzzard, gulls, terns, cuckoo, parrots, macaws


Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Mozambique. Available: Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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