Officially: The Republic of Mozambique
Capital: Maputo

Facts

  • Population: 29.5 million
  • Languages: Portuguese (official), several indigenous languages, including Makhuwa
  • Major religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs, Islam
    Life expectancy: 56 years (men), 60 years (women)
    Currency: metical

Geography

  • Area: 812,379 sq km (313,661 sq miles)

Notes

  • Tropical cyclone Idai made landfall near Beira on March 15, 2019.
    • Beira is the fourth largest city in Mozambique.
    • The cyclone brought torrential rainfall and violent winds. Electricity and communications infrastructure have been affected.

Safety & Security

  • ‘Exercise a high degree of caution’ in Mozambique overall.

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