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Population: 24,692,144 (2014), 24,096,669 (2013)
Land Area: 801,590 sq km
Natural Resources: Coal, titanium, natural gas, hydropower, tantalum, graphite
Capital: Maputo
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Armando Guebuza (February 2nd 2005)
Head of Government: Alberto Clementino Vaquina (October 8th 2012)
Languages: Emakhuwa, Xichangana, Portuguese, Elomwe, Cisena, Echuwabo
Currency: New Metical (MZN)
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: 52.6 years (2014), 52.29 years (2013)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 14.67 billion (2013), 14.6 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 28.15 billion (2013), 26.69 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,200 (2013), 1,200 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 7% (2013), 7.5% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 28.7%, Industry 24.9%, Services 46.4% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 81%, Industry 6%, Services 13% (1997)
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: 0.393 (178th)(2014), 0.327 (185th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 96 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 17% (2007)

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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.

(2013) Large investment projects to exploit Mozambique's natural resources are helping to keep the growth rate high and the government is making good efforts to continue to attract more investors.

(2014) Mozambique's growth remained high in 2013 fuelled by natural resource investments.

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Updated on: November 2nd, 2014