flag Mozambique Mozambique: Statistical Overview

Capital: Maputo


Total Population: 32,969,518
Natural Increase: 2.7%
Density: 41 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 38.2%
Ethnic Origins: There is no official data on ethnic groups in Mozambique. However, the population is essentially African, comprised of such ethnic groups as the Makhuwa (the largest), Tsonga, Lomwe, Sena and others. There are also small communities of Europeans, mixed African-Europeans and Indians.
Official Language: Portuguese
Other Languages Spoken: Swahili, Makhuwa, Sena, Ndau, and Shangaan (Tsonga).
Business Language(s): Portuguese or English
Religion: Catholic 23.8%, Muslim 17.8%, Zionist Christian 17.5%, Others 17.8%, None 23.1%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Maputo

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Mozambique Metical (MZN)

Country Overview

Area: 799,380 km²
Type of State: Presidential Republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
An economy based on agriculture.
HDI*: 0.416/1
HDI (World Rank): 180/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Mozambique, dial 00
To call Mozambique, dial +258
Internet Suffix: .mz
Telephone Lines: 0.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 4.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 20.2% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 7,4286,5148,75814,67110,098
Exports of Goods (million USD) 4,6693,7205,7048,2998,276
Imports of Services (million USD) 2,7622,7782,5572,5752,123
Exports of Services (million USD) 9317818221,128997

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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