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Mozambique Geography

Mozambique's Information

Flag of Mozambique
Land Area 786,380 km2
Water Area 13,000 km2
Total Area 799,380km2 (#34)
Population 25,930,150 (#49)
Population Density 32.97/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $35.01 Billion
GDP Per Capita $1,200
Currency Meticail (MZN)
Largest Cities

Mozambique is divided into two topographical regions:

To the north of the Zambezi river, a narrow coastline and bordering plateau slope upward into hills and a series of rugged highlands punctuated by scattered mountains.

South of the Zambezi River, the lowlands are much wider with scattered hills and mountains along its borders with South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia.

Monte Binga, peaking at 7,988 ft. (2,435 m), is the highest point of Mozambique; the Indian Ocean (0 m) is the lowest.

The country is drained by several significant rivers, with the Zambezi being the largest and most important.

The Zambezi is in fact the fourth-longest river in Africa, and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa.

Lake Malawi (Nyasa) is the country's major lake. The Cahora Bassa is Africa's fourth-largest artificial lake. A small slice of Malawi's Lake Chiuta sits in Mozambique.

This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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