Republic of Mozambique is located in the southeast of the African Continent, with a population of 23,515,934, making it the
50th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Maputo with a total population of 11,766,184. The country
encompasses 799,380 square kilometers making it the 35th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Tanzania,
Mozambique Channel, Indian Ocean, South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi.
President Armando Emilio Guebuza is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular vote and holds
that position for five years and is eligible for a second term. Prime Minister Alberto Clementino Vaguina is recognized as the
Head of Government and achieves that status through appointment by the president and holds that position five years. Its form
of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 30 November 1990.
The languages commonly or officially spoken are Emakhuwa, Xichangana, Portuguese, Elomwe, Cisena, Echuwabo, other
Mozambican languages, other foreign languages and unspecified languages. It counts among its major religions Catholic,
Muslim, Zionist Christian and other and no faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 13 AM, 17 FM, 11 Short Wave
and 1 Television stations.
Major geographical features are Monte Binga, its highest point at 2,430 meters and Indian Ocean, its lowest point at 0 meters.
Its principal waterway is Zambezi River, which measures 400 kilometers.
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are food, beverages, chemicals, aluminum,
petroleum products, textiles, cement, glass, asbestos and tobacco. Its official currency is Mozambican Metical.
Here’s something you may not know about Mozambique. At independence in 1975, Mozambique was one of the world's
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Peri- a fiery chili
|Hippos in the Zambezi
|Lago Nyasa, also
known as Lake Malawi
border with Malawi
capital and largest city
Updated 07 December 2012
|Adult Prevalence Rate:
People Living with HIV/AIDS:
11.5% (2009 est.)
Transfrontier Park on
tri-border with South
Africa and Zimbabwe
|Dhow off Inhambane
on the Indian Ocean-
|Mozambican ladies in
|Rovuma River at
and easternmost point
on the border with
|Waterfall in the
|Ponte de Ouro Bay-
southernmost point on
the border with South
border with Malawi
westernmost point on
the border with Zambia
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