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General


Population: 22,948,858 (2011)
Land Area: 801,590 sq km
Natural Resources: Coal, titanium, natural gas, hydropower, tantalum, graphite
Capital: Maputo
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Armando Guebuza (2005)
Head of Government: Aires Bonifacio Ali (2010)
Languages: Emakhuwa, Xichangana, Portuguese, Elomwe, Cisena, Echuwabo
Currency: Metical (MZM)
Major Religions: Catholic 23.8%, Muslim 17.8%, Zionist Christian 17.5%, Other 17.8%, none 23.1%
Major Ethnicities: African 99.66%, European 0.06%, Euro-Africans 0.2%, Indian 0.08%
Life Expectancy: 51.78 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 10.21 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 22.19 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,000 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 8.3% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 28.8%, Industry 26%, Services 45.2% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 28.8%, Industry 26%, Services 45.2% (2010)
Industries: Food, beverages, chemicals, aluminum, petroleum products, textiles, cement, glass, asbestos, tobacco
Agriculture Products: Cotton, cashew nuts, sugarcane, tea, cassava, corn, coconuts, sisal, citrus and tropical fruits, potatoes, sunflowers; beef, poultry
Human Development Index: 0.322 (184th)
Tourism Revenue: 96 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 21% (1997)

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Army Size: 11 200 (2004)
Budget: 0.8% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Mozambique is located in South Eastern Africa. Mozambique is bordered by Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Mozambique's GDP per capita is very low, however the GDP growth rate has been steady in the last decade and continues to grow. The government is taking measures to ensure that this growth continues.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Mozambique
Wikipedia: Mozambique
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/MOZ.html

Updated on: December 25, 2011