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Mozambique

Mozambique stretches for 2,470 km along Africa's southeast coast. The country’s area is around 800,000 km2 , about 3 times the size of Great Britain, or nearly two thirds the size
of South Africa. Tanzania is to the north; Malawi, Zambia,
and Zimbabwe to the west; and South Africa and Swaziland
to the south. The country is generally a low-lying plateau broken up by 25 sizable rivers that flow into the Indian
Ocean. The largest is the Zambezi, which provides access
to central Africa.

The country is mostly flat, though its north-western parts
are mountainous and its inland plateaus feature intermittent granite inselbergs (or koppies to southern Africans). Mozambique’s flat coastal plain, which widens from north to south, accounts for almost half of the country's surface area. The inland rises to plateaus of between 500 m and 1000 m in altitude.

Mozambique’s sandy palm-fringed beaches and coral reefs
still qualify as some of the most beautiful places in Africa. Mozambique has endured, despite the brutal civil war and
the dramatic floods which ravaged this poor country.
After almost a decade of peace and international effort to restore the flood ravaged country Mozambique is returning
to its rightful place as one of the jewels of Africa.

Mozambique’s capital Maputo boasts interesting colonial architecture and is the best place to enjoy Mozambique’s famous LM prawns!

Sunny skies, endless beaches and clear waters teeming with marine life make Mozambique the perfect beach holiday destination. Experience the magic of Mozambique on an island holiday on one of the many jewel-like islands, or you can combine Mozambique with a safari in the Mozambique or Sabi Sands.

The indigenous tribal groups of Mozambique make up about 99% of the population. There are 16 major ethnic groups, the largest being the Makua of the northern region. The Makonde, another northern group, are famous for their traditional carved figures and also their lupembe (wind instruments). Other major groups include the Sena, found in the centre of Mozambique, and the Shangaan of the south. Europeans including native Portuguese, and Asian residents make up less than 1% of the population.
 

Flag of Mozambique

Mozambique Facts

Map of Mozambique
Full Name The Republic of Mozambique
Capital City Maputo
Area 812,379 sq km
Population 19,400,083
Time Zone GMT/UTC +2
Languages Portuguese (official)
Makua-Lomwe
Tsonga
Shona
Swahili
Currency 1 metical (plural meticais) = 100 centavos
Climate Mozambique has a warm, tropical climate. The average temperature in the country is 28° Celcius, and the weather along the coast is sunny and warm even in midwinter. Summer, from October to April, is rainy, humid, and very hot. The cooler and drier winter months, from April to September, provide the most comfortable period for travel.
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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