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República de Moçambique
short form: Moçambique
int'l long form: Republic of Mozambique
int'l short form: Mozambique
ISO Country Code: mz
Local Time = UTC +2h
Country Calling Code: +258
Capital City: Maputo '(pop. 1.2 million)
Other Cities: Beira, Matola, Nampula, Quelimane, Tete, Nacala.
Type: Multi-party democracy.
Independence: 25 June 1975 (from Portugal).
Constitution: 30 November 1990.
Location: South-eastern coast of Africa, bordering the Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean in west.
Area: 801,590 km² (309,495 sq. mi.)
Terrain: Varies from coastal lowlands to high plateau in northwest, mountains in west.
Climate: Varies from sub-tropical to tropical (south to north).
Currency: Metical (MZM)