Largest Cities in Mozambique

by | January 20, 2021

Facts about Mozambique

Official languages: Portuguese
Capital: Maputo
Area: 801,590 km²
Population: 22.1 million residents
Population density: 27.52 residents per km²
Currency: MZN
Internet TLD: .mz
ISO codes: MZ, MOZ, 508
The telephone code from Mozambique is +258

Flag of Mozambique

The flag of Mozambique was adopted in 1983 and is currently the only country whose flag bears the symbol of a firearm. The flag consists of three stripes of green, black and yellow, which are separated by narrow white stripes. In the left part of the flag there is a red wedge, on which the symbols of the yellow star, the white book, the hoe and the aforementioned Kalashnikov are superimposed. The flag is inspired by the flag of the Mozambique Liberation Front, which fought for independence. The color symbolism is as follows: green represents fertile land, black African population and yellow mineral wealth. The hoe refers to the agricultural population, the book points to the importance of education, and the weapon recalls the struggle for freedom. White color traditionally symbolizes peace.


Flag of Mozambique

Mozambique is a country in Southeast Africa. See Mozambique Location on World Map. The economy in the former Portuguese colony is largely based on agriculture. In the 1980s, the economy was weakened by civil war, the brain drain of Portuguese workers, and several periods of drought. At that time, most of the plantations and industries were owned by the state. It was not until 1990 that the government introduced the free market economy.

Although Mozambique has significant raw material reserves, Mozambique’s trade balance is still very negative. The main exports are cashew nuts, crustaceans, cotton and sugar. For some years now, aluminum has been the most important export product. Machines, electronic devices, petroleum, food and consumer goods are imported.

Tourism is still in its infancy. Accommodation such as hotels etc. are rare, but the positive approaches of controlled tourism should change that soon.

Biggest Cities of Mozambique by Population

Mozambique is a country located in southeastern Africa. It is home to a population of over 30 million people and is known for its diverse landscapes, stunning beaches and vibrant culture. The largest city in Mozambique is Maputo which has a population of over 1.1 million people. This bustling metropolis serves as the country’s economic hub and features some great attractions such as the Maputo Central Train Station, the Maputo Botanical Garden and the Maputo Elephant Reserve which are all worth visiting during your stay here.

The second largest city in Mozambique is Beira which has a population of around 400,000 people. This coastal city serves as an important port for the country and features some great attractions such as the Beira Cathedral, Museu Nacional de Arte and the Beira Zoo which are all worth visiting during your stay here. Other cities worth visiting in Mozambique include Nampula, Tete and Quelimane which all have unique attractions that make them great destinations for travelers looking for something off the beaten path.

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Maputo, Mozambique 1,191,724 -25.9655 32.5832
2 Matola, Mozambique 675,533 -25.9622 32.4589
3 Beira, Mozambique 530,715 -19.8436 34.8389
4 Nampula, Mozambique 388,637 -15.1165 39.2666
5 Chimoio, Mozambique 257,047 -19.1164 33.4833
6 Nacala, Mozambique 224,906 -14.5626 40.6854
7 Quelimane, Mozambique 189,075 -17.8786 36.8883
8 Tete, Mozambique 129,427 -16.1564 33.5867
9 Xai-Xai, Mozambique 127,477 -25.0519 33.6442
10 Maxixe, Mozambique 119,979 -23.8597 35.3472
11 Mandimba, Mozambique 119,033 -14.3525 35.6506
12 Ressano Garcia, Mozambique 110,111 -25.4428 31.9953
13 Lichinga, Mozambique 109,950 -13.3128 35.2406
14 Pemba, Mozambique 108,848 -12.974 40.5177
15 Dondo, Mozambique 78,759 -19.6094 34.7431
16 Antonio Enes, Mozambique 74,735 -16.2325 39.9086
17 Inhambane, Mozambique 73,995 -23.865 35.3833
18 Cuamba, Mozambique 73,379 -14.8031 36.5372
19 Montepuez, Mozambique 72,390 -13.1256 38.9997
20 Chokwe, Mozambique 63,806 -24.5333 32.9833
21 Chibuto, Mozambique 59,276 -24.6867 33.5306
22 Ilha de Mocambique, Mozambique 54,426 -15.0342 40.7358
23 Mutuali, Mozambique 30,634 -14.8706 37.0044
24 Mocimboa, Mozambique 28,020 -11.3167 40.35
25 Macia, Mozambique 23,267 -25.0269 33.0989
26 Chinde, Mozambique 16,611 -18.5811 36.4586

Mozambique: Maputo

According to Abbreviation Finder, the capital of the country is called Maputo. The second largest city in the country is Beira. Mozambique is divided into eleven provinces and borders with six states. From north to south these are: Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland.

Countries neighboring Mozambique