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The Republic of Mozambique
The Republic of Mozambique
The Republic of Mozambique
Mozambique, still recovering from a 17-year disastrous civil war that ended in 1992, is located on the southeastern coast of Africa. The capital city is Maputo, the currency is the Metical and the official language is Portuguese

Much of the Indian Ocean coastline is marshy, hot and tropical. Inland, and south of the Zambezi River, the lowlands are dry, while north of the river, more fertile conditions exist. Most of its economic strength is agriculturally based, and the country is still very dependant on foreign aid.

For further information, see the article in the Columbia Encyclopedia.

Area
302,737 square miles
Population
19,411,000 people
Urban Population
38 percent
Human Development Index
ranks 166 out of 174 countries
GNP Per Capita
$ 210 U.S. dollars
Life Expectancy
37 years
Adult Literacy
40 percent
Religions
26% Christian
12% Muslim
62% Traditional

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