Saturday, January 31, 2009

Map of Mozambique and "Fast Facts"


Country Full Name: Republic of Mozambique

National Capital: Maputo

Population: 20.4 Million inhabitants (as of 2007)

Currency Name: Metical (Mtn)

Languages Spoken Official: Portuguese

Time Zones: GMT/UTC + 2

Country Dialing Code: +258

Weights & Measures: Metric

Located in southeastern Africa, bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.

Climate: tropical to subtropical

Terrain: mostly coastal lowlands, uplands in center, high plateaus in northwest, mountains in west

Natural resources: coal, titanium, natural gas, hydropower, tantalum, graphite

Natural hazards: severe droughts; devastating cyclones and floods occur in central and southern provinces

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