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Mozambique / Moçambique

A starting point for my exploration of Mozambique: Country facts, history, links, news. Hopefully you will also find some information of use.

Mozambique flagRepublic of Mozambique

(Republica de Moçambique)

Capital: Maputo
Area: 801,590 sq km
Borders to: Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland, Malawi
Population: approx. 19.3 million
Language: Portuguese (official) and indigenous dialects
Religions: indigenous beliefs (50%), Christian (30%), Muslim (20%)

Independence from Portugal: June 25th, 1975 (Former known as: Portuguese East Africa)

Literacy: 42.3% of adult population (over 15 years)
Est. infant mortality: 139 per 1,000 live births
Life expectancy: 36 (Women), 37 (Men)

Type: Republic
President: Joaquim Alberto Chissano (since 1986)
GDP: $19.1 billion, $1,000 per capita
Agriculture is 44% of GDP. Services are 37% of GDP.

Currency: Metical (MZM)

More facts and figures:

CIA World Fact Book: Mozambique


LINKS:

Mozambique.mz website from Universidade Eduardo Mondlane
Mozambique page - University of Pennsylvania
Mozambique - Stanford University
Mozambique Cookbook - Food and recipes
Mozambique UN mission

Human Rights

Human Rights Watch: Mozambique

Tourism/travel

Lonely Planet World Guide - tourist information: Mozambique
World Travel Guide: Mozambique

Danish sites about Mozambique / Pages in Danish:

Leksikon.org: Mozambique
Mozambique - en politisk og økonomisk oversigt. Publikation fra Udenrigsministeriet/Danida
Dagbogsblade fra Mozambique - MS

 

 

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