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Where is Mozambique?

map showing the location of Mozambique

Located in the continent of Africa, Mozambique covers 786,380 square kilometers of land and 13,000 square kilometers of water, making it the 35th largest nation in the world with a total area of 799,380 square kilometers.

Mozambique became an independent state in 1975, after gaining its sovereignty from Portugal. The population of Mozambique is 23,515,934 (2012) and the nation has a density of 30 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Mozambique is the Mozambique Metical (MZN). As well, the people of Mozambique are refered to as Mozambican.

The dialing code for the country is 258 and the top level internet domain for Mozambican sites is .mz.

Mozambique shares land borders with 6 countries: South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Malawi.

To learn more, visit our detailed Mozambique section.

Quick facts

Population 23,515,934
Density 29.9 / km2 ( 77.5 / mi2 )
Language Portuguese
Independence Year 1975
Capital Maputo (Maputo City)
Currency Mozambique Metical
GDP 16,385,584,919 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 697 (2014 data)
Land Area 786,380 km2 (303,623 mi2)
Water Area 13,000 km2 (5,019 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Tanzania, South Africa, Malawi
Minimum Longitude 30.220
Maximum Longitude 40.850
Mininum Latitude -26.870
Maximum Latitude -10.480

What is the capital of Mozambique?

map showing the location of Mozambique
Location of Maputo on a map.

Maputo is the capital city of Mozambique. It has a population of 1,191,613, and is located on a latitue of -25.97 and longitude of 32.58.

Maputo is also the political center of Mozambique, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Maputo, the Capital Of Mozambique

City Maputo
Country Mozambique
Population 1,191,613
Longitude 32.58322000
Latitude -25.96553000
Elevation 70 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Mozambique

Rank City Population
#1Maputo1,191,613
#2Matola675,422
#3Beira530,604
#4Nampula388,526
#5Chimoio256,936
#6Nacala224,795
#7Quelimane188,964
#8Tete129,316
#9Xai-Xai127,366
#10Maxixe119,868
#11Ressano Garcia110,000
#12Lichinga109,839
#13Pemba108,737
#14Dondo78,648
#15Antonio Enes74,624
#16Inhambane73,884
#17Cuamba73,268
#18Montepuez72,279
#19Chokwe63,695
#20Chibuto59,165

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.