The capital is Maputo; it covers an area of 134 square miles (346 square kilometres) and had a population of 1,2 million in 2020.
Mozambicans enjoy a tropical to subtropical climate with a rainy season from November to April and a year-round average temperature of 28°C!
Mozambique is home to a wide range of wildlife, including elephants, manatees, lions, aardvarks, rhinoceros, hippopotamuses, giraffes, snakes, buffalos, crocodiles, leopards, bushbabies, monkeys, cheetahs, panthers and hyenas!
Despite boasting a total of 98 airports, only 21 have paved runways!
The official language of Mozambique is Portuguese, although many local languages are also spoken here.
Mozambique gained independence from Portugal in 1975.
Mozambican Metical is the official currency here.
Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Did you know that Mozambique is the only one-word country name to feature all 5 vowels? That’s a good one to remember for your next pub quiz night!
The average life span here is 58.31 years (2016).
Mozambique grows cashew nuts, cotton, tea, sugarcane, corn, coconuts, fruits and potatoes; they also rear cattle and poultry and catch fish.
Its industry consists of aluminium, petroleum products, textiles, chemicals, glass, cement, tobacco, food and beverages.
The main exports include aluminium, prawns, cotton, sugar, timber, citrus fruits and electricity.
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