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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