Geographic Data about Mozambique

  GEOGRAPHIC DATA ABOUT MOZAMBIQUE



• Mozambique is the 15th largest country in Africa by extension.


• It's the 34th largest in the world, with 801.590 km2.


• It is located in Southeast Africa, in the Indian Ocean.


• It is divided into 11 provinces, 154 districts and 53 municipalities and 3 regional centers.


• It has a territorial area 9 times larger than Portugal.


• It borders Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia and A. South, Eswatini and mostly Malawi.


• Maputo is the largest city, smallest province and capital.


• The largest province is Niassa.


• 42 languages are spoken in total.


• The most spoken language is Portuguese (official) and Emakhua (National).


• It has more than 30 million inhabitants.


• About 40% are under 17 years old.

• Most of them live in Nampula province.


• The least inhabited is Niassa.


• The dominant religions are Christianity and Islam.


• It has one of the largest populations of Elephants in the world.


• The largest river is the Zambeze (2 574 km).


• The highest point is Monte Binga, Manica (2436 m).


• The driest place is Pafuri in Gaza.


• The largest island is Bazaruto in Inhambane (120km2).


• It has the 6th largest exclusive economic zone (ZEE) in Africa and the 43rd world (578,986 km2).


• Tete and Niassa and Manica are the only interland provinces.


• It has only 2 significant seasons, Summer (est. rainy) and winter (east dry)


• The warmest month is December and the coldest month is July..


• It has a total of 1308 lakes, the largest being Niassa.


• It has the 15th largest artificial lake in the world and the 4th largest in Africa, Cahora Bassa.


• Holds 3rd largest bay in the world, Pemba.


• Manica is the largest mountain range.


• It houses two enclaves, the Likoma Islands, in Lake Niassa (they are on the Mozambican side but belong to Malawi).


• Cabo Delgado (Palma) is closer to Somalia than Maputo.


• The largest conservation area is Niassa Reserve.


• The tallest building is the Bank of Mozambique (130m).


• It has the largest natural resource reserves in the world, mainly Graphite, Coal and Natural Gas.


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