Mozambique

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Republic of Mozambique

Capital

Maputo

Official language (s)

Portuguese

Area

801.590 km2

Population

23.929.708

Ethnic groups

 

Major cities
(with population)

Maputo - 1.178.116
Matola - 671.556
Beira - 431.583
Nampula - 388.526
Chimoio - 256.992

Currency (-ies)

Mozambican metical (MZN), subdivided into 100 centavos

Main religion (s)

56,1% - Christians
17,9% - Muslim
7,3% - other (mainly animism)
18,7% - no religion

Time zone (s)

GTM + 02

Dialing code

+258

Climate

Mozambique has a tropical climate with two seasons, a wet season from October to March and a dry season from April to September. Climatic conditions, however, vary depending on altitude. Rainfall is heavy along the coast and decreases in the north and south.
Cyclones are common during the wet season. Average temperature ranges in Maputo are from 13 to 24°C (55.4 to 75.2°F) in July to 22 to 31°C (71.6 to 87.8°F) in February.

Administrative division

Mozambique is divided into ten provinces  and one capital city ( with provincial status. The provinces are subdivided into 129 districts. The districts are further divided in 405 Administrative Posts and then into Localities, the lowest geographical level of the central state administration.

Major airports

Maputo: Maputo International Airport (MPM)
Beira: Beira Airport (BEW)
Nampula: Nampula Airport (APL)







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