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Brief Facts About Mozambique


Mozambique, has a thousand kilometer long coastline of the Indian Ocean. The long beach contrasts wonderfully with the equally stunning 2, 436 meter height of Binga Peak.

  • Mozambique is a country in Southeast 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.
  • Country’s economy is based largely on agriculture, but industry, mainly food and beverages, chemical manufacturing, aluminium and petroleum production, is growing.
  • Since 2001, Mozambique’s annual average GDP growth has been among the world’s highest.
  • The country is drained by five principal rivers and several smaller ones with the largest and most important the Zambezi.
  • Mozambique is forecast to be one of the fastest growing countries in the next 10 years, helped by exports of coal and natural gas.
  • Mozambique is still a very poor country with half its people living on less than $1 a day.
  • The largest island in the archipelago, Bazaruto Island is about 23 miles (37km) long and four miles (7km) wide, surrounded by magnificent stretches of white sand. Enormous sand dunes comprise the eastern strip, while the interior contains large freshwater lakes frequented by a wide variety of water birds such as flamingos, and is inhabited by crocodiles.
  • Benguerra is the second largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, less than half a mile (1km) south of Bazaruto and like its neighbour, has stunning beaches, large sand dunes and freshwater lakes. Its forest and wetland areas attract a huge variety of birds and animals, while its surrounding reefs offer some of the best diving and snorkelling opportunities on the African continent.
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