General Information on Mozambique
The Republic of Mozambique lies on the southeast African coast and has borders with six countries - Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa.
Covers an area of 799,380 sq. km.
11 provinces (Cabo Delgado, Niassa and Nampula in the north,
Tropical and subtropical. Temperatures are high in the months from November to April (22-31c),
Estimated at 17,400,000.
Christian denominations (Catholics, Methodists, Anglicans), and Moslems
Maputo: population estimated at 1,322,562.
Maputo, Beira, Nampula, Nacala and Quelimane.
Portuguese (English is widely spoken in business and academic circles.)
Bantu-origin languages such as Makua, Mwani, Coti, Ndau, Sena, Shona, Tswa, Chope, Bitonga, Changane, Xitswa, Chpe, Ronga, Elomwe, Chuabo, Nyabdja, Kimwani, Chimakonde.
June 25, 1975 - Independence from Portuguese colonial rule.
Politics and Government
Multi-party democracy in which the role of law is enshrined in the 1990 Constitution. The President of the Republic is directly elected for a five-year term.