Facts about Mozambique
Official languages: Portuguese
Area: 801,590 km²
Population: 22.1 million residents
Population density: 27.52 residents per km²
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.
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.
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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.