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Mozambique is a southern African nation whose long Indian Ocean coastline is dotted with popular beaches like Tofo, as well as offshore marine parks. In the Quirimbas Archipelago, a 250km stretch of coral islands, mangrove-covered Ibo Island has colonial-era ruins surviving from a period of Portuguese rule. The Bazaruto Archipelago farther south has reefs which protect rare marine life including dugongs.

Languages: Emakhuwa 26.1%, Xichangana 11.3%, Portuguese 8.8% (official; spoken by 27% of Population as a second language), Elomwe 7.6%, Cisena 6.8%, Echuwabo 5.8%, other Mozambican languages 32%, other foreign languages 0.3%, unspecified 1.3%

 

Ethnic Groups: African 99.66% (Makhuwa, Tsonga, Lomwe, Sena, and others), Europeans 0.06%, Euro-Africans 0.2%, Indians 0.08%

 

Belief Systems:Catholic 23.8%, Muslim 17.8%, Zionist Christian 17.5%, other 17.8%, none 23.1%

 

Demographics:

 

Population: 25.6 million people (World Rank: 49th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 84.3 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 184th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 2.26 %/yr (World Rank: 43rd) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 50.2 years (World Rank: 224th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 17.2 years (World Rank: 185th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Mozambique
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

United Nations Country Profile for Mozambique

Wikipedia Entry for Mozambique

Current News in Mozambique
from allAfrica.com

Mozambique - Facts and Information 1
United Nations Economic Commision for Africa African Information Society Initiative

href="http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Mozambique.aspx">Mozambique - Facts and Information 2
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Mozambique

Mozambique - Facts and Information 3
The World Factbook Entry for Mozambique

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Mozambique 1
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com

Traveling to Mozambique 2

Events in Mozambique

Travel Guide for Mozambique
Wikitravel Entry for Mozambique

Language Resources:

Learn Portuguese Online

Learn Portuguese Online 2
from mylanguages.org

Portuguese language, alphabet, and pronunciation
from omniglot.com

Portuguese Language Games
from digitaldialects.com

Government Related:

Embassy of Mozambique
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of Mozambique
Directory of government Websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger


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