Mozambique World Fact - Hostel in Iguazu






Mozambique

Mozambique Finally, this beautiful country in the southeastern africa, with coastline to the indian ocean is recovering from a past with colonialism and war, and you will now be able to explore a charming city like Maputo, mountains or at the tip you can find Ponta d'Ouro, the most beautiful beaches, great marine life and coral formations.

Area: 812.593 Km²
Population: 19.371.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 24 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Maputo (2.212.000 pop.)
Major cities: Beira 350.000 pop., Nampula 250.000 pop., Quelimane 230.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Makua 47%, Tonga 23%, Sena 11%
Border countries: Tanzania NORTH, Malawi NORTH and WEST, Zambia NORTH-WEST, Zimbabwe WEST, South Africa and Swaziland SOUTH-WEST

Principal mountains: Mount Binga 2439 m
Principal rivers: Rovuma 1000 Km, Zambezi 850 Km (mozambican tract, total 2736 Km)
Principal lakes: Lake Malawi (or Nyasa) 5100 Km² (mozambican part, total 30.800 Km²), Cahora Bassa 2800 Km²
Principal islands: Angoche, Inhaca
Climate: Tropical

Language: Portuguese (official), Swahili and other bantu dialects
Religion: Indigenous Beliefs 60%, Christian 30%, Muslim 10%
Currency: Metical (MZM)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 3/2, 7/4, 1/5, 25/6, 7/9, 25/9, 25/12
Dialling code: 00258
GMT: +2

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