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Mozambique

Description of Mozambique

It is the 36th largest country in the world.The capital and largest city is Maputo.It occupies an equivalence of 801,537 km2 a total area of 309,475 sq. Mi.  . It is also bounded by Tanzania to the North as well as the Indian Ocean to the East.

History

Between the 1st and 5th centuries AD,  Bantu-speaking peoples migrated from farther north and west. Swahili, and later also Arab, commercial ports existed along the coasts until the arrival of Europeans. The area was colonized by Portugal from 1505. 

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The country in the maps is located between latitudes 10°  and 27°S and longitudes 30° and 41°E.The country is located Southeast coast of Africa and is bound by Swaziland on the South. It is also bound by South Africa to the Southwest, Zambia and Malawi to the Northwest and Zimbabwe to the West.

Climate and Weather.

The country experiences a tropical climate which has two seasons one wet season and another dry season. The wet season occurs from October to March while the dry season occurs from April to September. The climatic conditions of the country vary with altitude. You find that rainfall is normally heavy in the areas along the coast but along the north and south the rainfall is minimal. The annual precipitation varies between 500mm and 900mm depending on where the area is located. The average precipitation is 590 mm. During the wet season Cyclones are experienced and the temperatures ranges are 13 to 24 °C in July to 22 to 31 °C in February.

Culture and Holidays.

The culture of Mozambique is diversified in different fields. One of the fields is music. Music in Mozambique is used in religious and traditional ceremonies. The musical instruments are drums, lupembe which is a woodwind instrument and Marimba, which is the most popular instrument in the country. The country has several public holidays; 1st January Universal fraternity day, 3rd  February Mozambican Heroes day, 7th April Mozambican women day, 1st May International Workers day, 25th June National Independence day, 7th September Victory Day, 25th September National Liberation Armed Forces Day, 4th October Peace and Reconciliation and 25th December Family day.

Travelling and Tourism.

The most popular areas in Mozambique that attract tourism include; Ponta de Ouro where there is scuba diving as well as swimming with dolphins. In Maputo which is the capital of Mozambique there is a hub of culture and fresh cuisine is also served as well as retail therapy. In Caza there is kite surfing, wind surfing as well as sailing. In Inhabane is where Vasco Da Gama fell in love with and named it the Land of Good People. On the other hand in Vilanculos which is the gateway to Bazaruto Archipelago there are six islands.

Vacations and Destinations.

In Mozambique there are several accommodation options in all areas of the country including; Maputo, Ponta De Ouro, Bilene, Xai-Xai, Inhambane, Vilanculos, Bazaruto Island, Benguerra Island, Pemba and the Quirimbas Archipelago where one can get Self-catering,  Catered,  Guest Houses,  Bed & Breakfast, 3, 4 and 5 star hotels, Lodges and Resorts.

Some facts about Mozambique

Population of country 22,061,451 people
Area of Mozambique 801,590 sq. kilometers
Located on the continent Africa (AF)
Capital of Mozambique Maputo
Currency at Mozambique Meticail (MZN)
Domain Zone .mz
Phone country code 258
FIPS code of Mozambique MZ

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More information about Mozambique

Climate of Mozambique:
  • tropical to subtropical
Terrain of Mozambique:
  • mostly coastal lowlands, uplands in center, high plateaus in northwest, mountains in west
Mozambique also has such useful resources as: coal, titanium, natural gas, hydropower, tantalum, graphite.

Top cities of Mozambique


City Name Population State Coordinates
1 Maputo 1,191,613 people Cidade de Maputo -25.96528 x 32.58917
2 Matola 543,907 people Maputo -25.96222 x 32.45889
3 Beira 530,604 people Provincia de Sofala -19.84361 x 34.83889
4 Nampula 388,526 people Provincia de Nampula -15.11646 x 39.2666
5 Chimoio 256,936 people Provincia de Manica -19.11639 x 33.48333
6 Cidade de Nacala 224,795 people Provincia de Nampula -14.54278 x 40.67278
7 Quelimane 188,964 people Provincia de Zambezia -17.87861 x 36.88833
8 Tete 129,316 people Provincia de Tete -16.15639 x 33.58667
9 Xai-Xai 127,366 people Provincia de Gaza -25.05194 x 33.64417
10 Maxixe 119,868 people Provincia de Inhambane -23.85972 x 35.34722
11 Lichinga 109,839 people Provincia de Niassa -13.31278 x 35.24056
12 Pemba 108,737 people Provincia de Cabo Delgado -12.97395 x 40.51775
13 Dondo 78,648 people Provincia de Sofala -19.60944 x 34.74306
14 Antonio Enes 74,624 people Provincia de Nampula -16.2325 x 39.90861
15 Inhambane 73,884 people Provincia de Inhambane -23.865 x 35.38333
16 Cuamba 73,268 people Provincia de Niassa -14.80306 x 36.53722
17 Montepuez 72,279 people Provincia de Cabo Delgado -13.12556 x 38.99972
18 Chokwe 63,695 people Provincia de Gaza -24.53333 x 32.98333
19 Chibuto 59,165 people Provincia de Gaza -24.68667 x 33.53056
20 Ilha de Mocambique 54,315 people Provincia de Nampula -15.03417 x 40.73583
21 Mutuali 30,523 people Provincia de Nampula -14.87056 x 37.00444
22 Mocimboa 27,909 people -11.31667 x 40.35
23 Manjacaze 25,541 people Provincia de Gaza -24.71167 x 33.88278
24 Macia 23,156 people Provincia de Gaza -25.02694 x 33.09889

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