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About Mozambique in detail
Where is Mozambique?
Mozambique, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 25 57 S 32 35 E otherwise in Africa, in Southeastern Africa, bordering the Mozambique Channel, between South Africa and Tanzania.
What is the capital of Mozambique?
The capital city of Mozambique is: Maputo.
What is the time in Maputo?
It is 7 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Maputo is: UTC+2.
What is the Internet code for Mozambique?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Mozambique is: .mz
What is the size of Mozambique?
The territory of Mozambique is total: 799,380 sq km; land: 786,380 sq km, water: 13,000 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Mozambique is slightly less than twice the size of California.
If we would like to walk around and discover Mozambique, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 4,783 km.
What is the water coverage of Mozambique?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Mozambique is covered by water (see below), and this includes 2,470 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Mozambique?
The climate of Mozambique is tropical to subtropical.
Geographical data of Mozambique
The elevation of Mozambique; mean elevation: 345 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m, highest point: Monte Binga 2,436 m.
The typical geographical details of Mozambique include mostly coastal lowlands, uplands in center, high plateaus in northwest, mountains in west.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Mozambique is the Zambezi River flows through the north-central and most fertile part of the country.
Resources and land use of Mozambique
The country’s main mined products are coal, titanium, natural gas, hydropower, tantalum, graphite. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 56.3%; arable land 6.4%; permanent crops 0.3%; permanent pasture 49.6%; forest: 43.7%; other: 0% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Mozambique
The number of inhabitants of Mozambique is 25,930,150 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 32.2% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Mozambique is concentrated in MAPUTO (capital) 1.187 million; Matola 937,000 (2015).
Ethnicity in Mozambique
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: African 99.66% (Makhuwa, Tsonga, Lomwe, Sena, and others), Europeans 0.06%, Euro-Africans 0.2%, Indians 0.08%.
Spoken languages in Mozambique
The spoken languages in Mozambique are the following: Emakhuwa 25.3%, Portuguese (official language) 10.7%, Xichangana 10.3%, Cisena 7.5%, Elomwe 7%, Echuwabo 5.1%, other Mozambican languages 30.1%, other 4% (1997 census).
What are the most important religions in Mozambique?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 28.4%, Muslim 17.9%, Zionist Christian 15.5%, Protestant 12.2% (includes Pentecostal 10.9% and Anglican 1.3%), other 6.7%, none 18.7%, unspecified 0.7% (2007 estimate).
Further population data of Mozambique
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 44.92% (male 5,856,623 / female 5,791,519) 15-24 years: 21.51% (male 2,741,474 / female 2,835,474) 25-54 years: 27.24% (male 3,301,883 / female 3,762,626) 55-64 years: 3.42% (male 425,312 / female 462,125) 65 years and over: 2.9% (male 345,408 / female 407,706) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Mozambique is 2.45% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Mozambique the birth rate is 38.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 11.9 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Mozambique the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Mozambique, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Mozambique are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 7% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Mozambique
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; At independence in 1975, Mozambique was one of the world's poorest countries. Socialist policies, economic mismanagement, and a brutal civil war from 1977 to 1992 further impoverished the country. In 1987, the government embarked on a series of macroeconoIn spite of these gains, more than half the population remains below the poverty line. Subsistence agriculture continues to employ the vast majority of the country's work force. Citizens rioted in September 2010 after fuel, water, electricity, and bread pA substantial trade imbalance persists, although aluminum production from the Mozal Aluminum Smelter has significantly boosted export earnings in recent years. In 2012, The Mozambican Government took over Portugal's last remaining share in the Cahora BassMozambique's once substantial foreign debt was reduced through forgiveness and rescheduling under the IMF's Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) and Enhanced HIPC initiatives. However, in 2013, the Mozambique Tuna Company (EMATUM) issued an $850 millionMozambique grew at an average annual rate of 6%-8% in the decade up to 2015, one of Africa's strongest performances, but growth slowed in 2016 as low commodity prices reduced exports. Mozambique's ability to attract large investment projects in natural re.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Mozambique is $12.05 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Mozambique is 4.5% (2016 estimate) 6.6% (2015 estimate) 7.4% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Mozambique this is $1,200 (2016 estimate) $1,200 (2015 estimate) $1,200 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Mozambique produces?
The main agricultural products of Mozambique are cotton, cashew nuts, sugarcane, tea, cassava (manioc, tapioca), corn, coconuts, sisal, citrus and tropical fruits, potatoes, sunflowers; beef, poultry.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are aluminum, petroleum products, chemicals (fertilizer, soap, paints), textiles, cement, glass, asbestos, tobacco, food, beverages. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on aluminum, petroleum products, chemicals (fertilizer, soap, paints), textiles, cement, glass, asbestos, tobacco, food, beverages.
Drinking water source in Mozambique
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 80.6% of population, rural: 37% of population, total: 51.1% of population. Unimproved: urban: 19.4% of population, rural: 63% of population, total: 48.9% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Mozambique
In Mozambique the average number of childbirth is 5.15 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Mozambique
The average age of the population is total: 17.1 years; male: 16.5 years, female: 17.7 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Mozambique it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Mozambique is -1.9 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Mozambique. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Mozambique a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Mozambique
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Mozambique density of the hospital beds is 0.7 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Mozambique the degree of risk: very highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fevervectorborne diseases: malaria and dengue feverwater contact disease: schistosomiasisanimal contact disease: rabies (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Mozambique the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Mozambique is 4.5% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Mozambique? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Mozambique are severe droughts; devastating cyclones and floods in central and southern provinces.
More interesting facts about Mozambique
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Almost five centuries as a Portuguese colony came to a close with independence in 1975. Large-scale emigration, economic dependence on South Africa, a severe drought, and a prolonged civil war hindered the country's development until the mid-1990s. The ruling Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (FRELIMO) party formally abandoned Marxism in 1989, and a new constitution the following year provided for multiparty elections and a free market economy. A UN-negotiated peace agreement between FRELIMO and rebel Mozambique National Resistance (RENAMO) forces ended the fighting in 1992. In December 2004, Mozambique underwent a delicate transition as Joaquim CHISSANO stepped down after 18 years in office. His elected successor, Armando GUEBUZA, served two terms and then passed executive power to Filipe NYUSI in October 2014. RENAMO’s residual armed forces engaged in a low-level insurgency from 2012 to 2014..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Mozambique: 25 June 1975 (from Portugal).
The flag and other symbols of Mozambique
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, three equal horizontal bands of green (top), black, and yellow with a red isosceles triangle based on the hoist side; the black band is edged in white; centered in the triangle is a yellow five-pointed star bearing a crossed rifle and hoe in black superimposed on an open white book; green represents the riches of the land, white peace, black the African continent, yellow the country's minerals, and red the struggle for independence; the rifle symbolizes defense and vigilance, the hoe refers to the country's agriculture, the open book stresses the importance of education, and the star represents Marxism and internationalism.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Mozambique: national colors: green, black, yellow, white, red.
Constitution of Mozambique
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Mozambique?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Mozambique is mixed legal system of Portuguese civil law, and customary law; note - in rural, predominately Muslim villages with no formal legal system, Islamic law may be applied.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Mozambique, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Assembly of the Republic or Assembleia da Republica (250 seats; members - including 2 representing Mozambicans abroad - directly elected in single- and multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote; members serve 5-year terms)elections: last held on 15 October 2014 (next to be held in October 2019)election results: percent of vote by party - FRELIMO 55.9%, RENAMO 32.5%, MDM 8.4%, other 3.3%; seats by party - FRELIMO 144, RENAMO 89, MDM 17.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Mozambique
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Mozambique the labor force is 13.31 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Mozambique is total: 67.9 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 70 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 65.9 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Mozambique is 17% (2007 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Mozambique, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.9% highhest 10%: 36.7% (2008).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Mozambique the GINI index is .45,6 (2008).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Mozambique the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 1.9% highhest 10%: 36.7% (2008).
About the budget and central governments debt of Mozambique
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Mozambique is; revenues: $2.554 billion, expenditures: $3.609 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 21.2% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Mozambique is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Mozambique
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 17.1% (2016 estimate), 3.6% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 24.9% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Mozambique
Mozambique, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Mozambique is: $3.132 billion (2016 estimate), $3.413 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: aluminum, prawns, cashews, cotton, sugar, citrus, timber; bulk electricity.
The most important imported products are: machinery and equipment, vehicles, fuel, chemicals, metal products, foodstuffs, textiles, and the countries from where the import is coming: South Africa 26.8%, China 19.3%, India 13.9% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Mozambique
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Mozambique, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 89.8% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Mozambique, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Mozambique; a fair telecommunications system that is shackled with a heavy state presence, lack of competition, and high operating costs and chargesdomestic: extremely low fixed-line teledensity contrasts with rapid growth in the mobile-cellular network; mobile-cellular coverage now includes all the main cities and key roads; mobile-cellular teledensity now about 80 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 258; landing point for the EASSy and SEACOM fiber-optic submarine cable systems; satellite earth stations - 5 Intelsat (2 Atlantic Ocean and 3 Indian Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Mozambique
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Mozambique: 98 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Mozambique: total: 30,331 km, paved: 6,303 km, unpaved: 24,028 km (2009).
The total length of the waterways in Mozambique: 460 km (Zambezi River navigable to Tete and along Cahora Bassa Lake) (2010).
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Facts about Mozambique
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Mozambique, conventional short form: Mozambique, local long form: Republica de Mocambique, local short form: Mocambique, former: Portuguese East Africa, etymology: named for the offshore island of Mozambique; the island was apparently named after Mussa al-BIK, an influential Arab slave trader who set himself up as sultan on the island in the 15th century.
|Abbrevation: Mozambique||Geographic coordinates:
18 15 S, 35 00 E
|Capital of Mozambique: Maputo||GPS of the Capital:
25 57 S 32 35 E
|Position: Southeastern Africa, bordering the Mozambique Channel, between South Africa and Tanzania|
|Land area: total: 799,380 sq km; land: 786,380 sq km, water: 13,000 sq km||Terrain: mostly coastal lowlands, uplands in center, high plateaus in northwest, mountains in west
||Area comparative: slightly less than twice the size of California|
|Population: 25,930,150 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 2.45% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.02 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 0.97 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.88 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.92 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.85 male(s) / female, total population: 0.96 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $3.132 billion (2016 estimate), $3.413 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $5.151 billion (2016 estimate), $7.577 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: South Africa 26.8%, China 19.3%, India 13.9% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 32.2% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): MAPUTO (capital) 1.187 million; Matola 937,000 (2015)||Median age: total: 17.1 years; male: 16.5 years, female: 17.7 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 2.277 million. Percent of population: 9% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 89,292. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: less than 1 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 20.135 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 80 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 17% (2007 estimate)||Nationality: Mozambican(s) adjective: Mozambican||National holidays: Independence Day, 25 June (1975)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 53.3 years. Male: 52.6 years, female: 54.1 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 5.15 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 38.3 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 58.8%; male: 73.3%, female: 45.4% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of Portuguese civil law, and customary law; note - in rural, predominately Muslim villages with no formal legal system, Islamic law may be applied||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: aluminum, petroleum products, chemicals (fertilizer, soap, paints), textiles, cement, glass, asbestos, tobacco, food, beverages||Industrial production growth rate: 2.1% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 4.5% (2016 estimate) 6.6% (2015 estimate) 7.4% (2014 estimate)|
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