Ten fun facts about Mozambique


Fact 1
It is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east and Tanzania to the north, South Africa to the south west and Zimbabwe to the west.

Fact 2
Mozambique gained independence from the Portuguese in the year 1975.

Fact 3
Mozambique has a tropical climate and heavy flooding occurs along the rivers.


Fact 4
The Mozambican metical is the currency used in Mozambique.

Fact 5
The Vumba Rock Paintings are thought to be around 8,000 years old. They depict hunters and other human figures and animals.

Fact 6
The capital city is Maputo which is also the largest in Mozambique.

Fact 7
The language officially spoken is Portuguese though Sena, Swahili and Makhuwa are spoken commonly. English is taught in secondary schools and spoken by many professionals and political leaders.

Fact 8
The Mozambique Island is one of the world heritage sites. The Bazarut Archipelago is the largest marine reserve in the Indian Ocean.

Fact 9
Mozambique exports cashew, cotton, sugar, prawns and aluminum. The agriculture products grown in Mozambique are sugarcane, tea, cashew nuts, cotton and beef. The industries that constitute the economy are chemicals, petroleum products, beverages textiles and aluminum.

Fact 10
Some of the richest coral reefs are in Mozambique. There are over 1,200 species of fish that have been identified in the coastal waters of Mozambique.


More interesting reads about...

Click here for more country facts ❯


LOAD COMMENTS AND JOIN THE CONVERSATION
RELATED FACTS

MORE IN COUNTRIES

Short about Mozambique
Is in the southeast coast of Africa on the Indian Ocean coastline and is known as the Republic of Mozambique

Languages
Deutsch
Français
Español
English

Fast facts
Population
23,700,715