Country: Mozambique

Population: 20,905,585

Capital: Maputo

Time Zone: UTC +2

Currency Name: Metical (mzm)

Government Type: Republic

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%,

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

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

Major Cities:

Phone Country Code: 258

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: May - October

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, f, m

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), February 3 (Heroes' Day), April 7 (Women's Day), May 1 (Labor Day), June 25 (Independence Day), September 7 (Victory Day), September 25 (Revolution Day), October 4 (Day of Peace and Reconciliation), December 25 (Christmas Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Mozambique was the world's largest producer of cashew nuts during the 1970s.