Republic of Mozambique borders Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Swaziland. Its long Indian Ocean coastline (of 2,500 kilometers) faces east to Madagascar.
Location & Area:
- Southeastern Africa, bordering the Mozambique Channel, between South Africa and Tanzania.
- It covers an area of 799,380 km2.
- June 25 (Independence Day)
- Tropical to subtropical
- Mostly coastal lowlands, uplands in center, high plateaus in northwest, mountains in west.
- 27,233,789 (July 2018 estimate).
- Portuguese (official);
- Other Mozambican languages.
- Mozambique’s flag is three equal horizontal bands of green (top), black, and yellow with a red isosceles triangle based on the hoist side; the black band is edged in white; centered in the triangle is a yellow five-pointed star bearing a crossed rifle and hoe in black superimposed on an open white book.
- Mozambican metical (MZN or MT)
- It is divided into 10 provinces includes; Cabo Delgado, Gaza, Inhambane, Manica, Maputo, Nampula, Niassa, Sofala, Tete and Zambezia and 1 city; Cidade de Maputo.
- It is latest adopted on November 16, 2004 and effective on December 21, 2004.
- Presidential Republic
President of Mozambique:
- Filipe Nyusi
- Coal, titanium, natural gas, hydropower, tantalum and graphite.
- Agriculture products: Cotton, cashew nuts, sugarcane, tea, cassava (manioc, tapioca), corn, coconuts, sisal, citrus and tropical fruits, potatoes, sunflowers; beef and poultry.
- Industries: Aluminum, petroleum products, chemicals (fertilizer, soap, paints), textiles, cement, glass, asbestos, tobacco, food and beverages.
- Main exports: Aluminum, prawns, cashews, cotton, sugar, citrus, timber and bulk electricity.
- Main imports: Machinery, equipment, vehicles, fuel, chemicals, metal products, foodstuffs and textiles.