Key Indicators

  • Area: 799.380 km2
  • Population: 24.5 million inhabitants (estimate 2012 - EIU)
  • Population Density: 30.6 inhab / km2
  • Currency: Metical (MZN)
  • Exchange Rate: 1 EUR = 40.57 MZN (Banco de Portugal - January 2013)
  • Language: The official language is Portuguese, but several African dialects are spoken (Makua-Lomwe, Tsonga and Sena-Nyanja)
  • Credit Risk: 6 (Cosec, December 2012)
  • Main Cities: Nampula (576 thousand); Beira (442,000); Chimoio (273 thousand); Nacala (230,000); Quelimane (213,000); Tete (182,000) and Pemba (175,000)
  • Religion: About 50% of the population professes traditional African religions. The other religions represented are mainly Christian (especially Catholic) and Muslim
  • Government: Head of State and Government: Armando Emílio Guebuza (re-elected in October 2009) | Prime Minister: Alberto Vaquina

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