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Mozambique Facts

  • Name: Mozambique
    (long form) Republic of Mozambique
  • Capital City: Maputo (1,244,227 pop.)
  • Mozambique Population: 24,096,669 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Mozambican metical
    (conversion rates)

    Mozambican metical
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  • Ethnicity: African 99.66% (Makhuwa, Tsonga, Lomwe, Sena, and others), Europeans 0.06%, Euro-Africans 0.2%, Indians 0.08%
  • GDP total: $26.69 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $1,200 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Emakhuwa 26.1%, Xichangana 11.3%, Portuguese 8.8% (official; spoken by 27% of population as a second language), Elomwe 7.6%, Cisena 6.8%, Echuwabo 5.8%, other Mozambican languages 32%, other foreign languages 0.3%, unspecified 1.3%
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Maputo, Matola, Beira, Nampula, Chimoio, Nacala
  • Name: Presumably from previous Arab ruler, the sheik Mussa Ben Mbiki.
  • National Day: June 25
  • Religion: Catholic 23.8%, Muslim 17.8%, Zionist Christian 17.5%, other 17.8%, none 23.1%
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