Where is Mozambique?

Located in Southeastern Africa, Mozambique has a 4,783.00 km border with Malawi (1,498 km), South Africa (496 km), Swaziland (108 km), Tanzania (840 km), Zambia (439 km) and Zimbabwe (1,402 km). It has a 2,470.00 km coastline. South Africa has placed military units to assist police operations along the border of Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique.

Mozambique is an African country covering 799,380.00 km2 of which 1.63% is water and 786,380.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 34th largest country in the world and slightly more than five times the size of Georgia slightly less than twice the size of California. Its geographic coordinates are 18 15 S, 35 00 E and Maputo is the capital city.

Mozambique is named for the offshore island of Mozambique.

Its ISO code is MZ.


Mozambique has a mean elevation of 345 m above sea level.

Its climate ranges from tropical to subtropical. Its terrain mostly consists of coastal lowlands, uplands in the center, high plateaus in the northwest, and mountains in the west.


Mozambique has a population of 25,930,150 making it the 49th largest in the world.

Emakhuwa, Portuguese, and Xichangana are the most commonly spoken languages. The major ethnic group reporeted is African. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic, Muslim, or Zionist Christian.

The dialing code for the country is 258.


Mozambique is an independent country. It gained independence from Portugal in 1975. Its constitution was last ratified in 2007.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Mozambique's GDP is $35,010,000,000.00 (USD) with $1,200.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 123rd largest economy and its citizens the 212th richest in the world. The currency of Mozambique is the Meticail (MZN).

Its major export partners are South Africa, China, and Italy. Its main exports are alumium, prawns, cashews, and cotton. Its major import partners are South Africa, China, and India. Its major imports include machinery and equipment, vehicles, fuel, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on January 17th, 2018