Mozambique profile

Wild buffalo in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique Gorongosa National Park is only just recovering from the civil war
  • Full name: The Republic of Mozambique
  • Population: 24.5 million (via UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Maputo
  • Area: 812,379 sq km (313,661 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Portuguese (official), several indigenous languages
  • Major religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 50 years (men), 52 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 metical (plural meticais) = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Seafood, cotton
  • GNI per capita: US $460 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .mz
  • International dialling code: +258

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