Overview of Mozambique

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Officially name: The Republic of Mozambique

Capital: Maputo

Largest city: Maputo

Official language: Portuguese

Government: Presidential republic

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Mozambique is a country in southeastern Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.


Total 801,590 km2 (35th)
Water (%) 2.2


2009 estimate 22,894,000 (54th)
Density 28.7/km2 (178th)
74.3/sq mi

Currency: Mozambican metical (Mtn) (MZN)

Time zone

Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+2)

Drives on the left

Internet TLD: .mz

Calling code: 258