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Name(official): Republic of Mozambique
Name(short): Mozambique
Capital City: Maputo
Location: South Eastern Africa, bordering the Mozambique channel, between South Africa and Tanzania.
Coordinate: 18 15 S, 35 00 E
Independence: (From Portugal) 25 June 1975.
President: Armando GUEBUZA (President),
Luisa DIOGO (Prime Minister)
Type of Government: Republic
Total Area: 801
Population: 22 061 451 (July 2010 estimate)
16 099 246 (1997 census)
People: indigenous tribal groups 99.66% (Makhuwa, Tsonga, Lomwe, Sena, and others), Europeans 0.06%, Euro-Africans 0.2%, Indians 0.08%
Religion: Catholic 23.8%, Muslim 17.8%, Zionist Christian 17.5%, other 17.8%, none 23.1% (1997 census)
Languages: Emakhuwa 26.1%, Xichangana 11.3%, Portuguese 8.8% (official; spoken by 27% of population as a second language), Elomwe 7.6%, Cisena 6.8%, Echuwabo 5.8%, other Mozambican languages 32%, other foreign languages 0.3%, unspecified 1.3% (1997 census)
Literacy: 47.8%total, 63.5%male, 32.7%female (2003 est.)
Currency: metical (MZM)
GDP(per capita): $900 (2009 est.)
$1 300 (2005 est.)
Arable Land: 5.43% (2005 est.)
Agriculture: cotton, cashew nuts, sugarcane, tea, cassava (tapioca), corn, coconuts, sisal, citrus and tropical fruits, potatoes, sunflowers; beef, poultry.
Natural resources: Coal, titanium, natural gas, hydropower, tantalum, graphite.
Embassy in Japan: Embassy of the Republic of Mozambique,
Chancery: Shiba Amerex Bldg. 6F, 3-12-17, Mita, Minato-ku.
Post Code: 108-0073, Tel. 03-5419-0973/4, 03-5419-3656, Fax: 03-5442-0556
Embassy of Mozambique
General Info:
International Phone Code: +258


  • Tourism: Main tourist attractions includes .....
    • Benguerra Island Extension
    • Mozambique Diving Holiday
    • Bazaratu Archipelago
    • Inhambane (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
    • Pemba Island Holiday
    • Mozambique fishing holiday and Safari
    • Kahora Bassa Dam (on Zambezi River)
    • Vilancolus (a popular beach town leading to Bazaruto Archipelago)


Maputo, Beira, Nampula




10 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia), 1 city (cidade)*; Cabo Delgado, Gaza, Inhambane, Manica, Maputo, Cidade de Maputo*, Nampula, Niassa, Sofala, Tete, Zambezia.


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