Official nameRepublic of Mozambique
Name in local languageRepública de Moçambique (pt)
SubcontinentSouthern Africa
Population (ranking: 48e)30,405,881 inhabitants (2019)
Population growth2.61 % / year
Area782,574 km²
Density38.85 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 138e)14.458 billions $USD (2018)
GDP/capita (ranking)490 $USD (2018)
GDP growth3.30 % / year (2018)
Life expectancy (ranking)55.60 years (2019)
Birth rate36.90 ‰ (2019)
Fertility rate4.90 children / woman (2019)
Death rate (ranking)11.20 ‰ (2019)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)71.40 ‰ (2019)
Literacy rate76.75 % (2015)
Official languagesPortuguese
CurrencyMozambican metical (MZM)
HDI (ranking: 219e)0.446 / 1 (2018)
EPI (ranking)46.37 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary semi-presidential republic
Head of StatePresident Filipe Nyusi
National Day25 June (independence of 1975)
Tourists (ranking)1,639,000 people (2016)
Mozambique – petite
A difficult development but on the right track

Mozambique is a state located on the east coast of the African continent. Former Portuguese colony, it is, after Angola, the second largest Portuguese-speaking country in Africa by both population and area, and belongs to the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries.
It is surrounded by South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. The Mozambique Channel separates it from Madagascar, Comoros and french territory of Mayotte.

Île de Benguerra, Mozambique
Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Maputo, capitale du Mozambique
Maputo, capital of Mozambique
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Urban areas (2017)
Urban areasPopulation
Maputo2,596,748 inhabitants
Nampula955,086 inhabitants
Beira644,347 inhabitants
Tete615,231 inhabitants
Xai-Xai396,814 inhabitants
Nacala374,502 inhabitants
Chimoio335,049 inhabitants
Quelimane250,270 inhabitants
Lichinga235,224 inhabitants
Mocuba224,419 inhabitants
Pemba218,152 inhabitants
Chokwé212,071 inhabitants
Gurué207,428 inhabitants
Maxixe131,883 inhabitants
Angoche106,908 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
Cabo Delgado1,952,341 inhabitants78,778 km²
Gaza1,467,951 inhabitants75,334 km²
Inhambane1,547,850 inhabitants68,775 km²
Manica2,071,403 inhabitants62,272 km²
Maputo (Ville)1,273,076 inhabitants347 km²
Maputo (Province)1,858,597 inhabitants23,276 km²
Nampula5,251,293 inhabitants79,010 km²
Niassa1,789,120 inhabitants122,827 km²
Sofala2,150,769 inhabitants67,753 km²
Tete2,723,010 inhabitants100,724 km²
Zambézie5,043,120 inhabitants103,478 km²
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See also