Mozambique
Republica de Mocambique

Capital
Maputo

Area
309,494 sq mi
801,590 sq km


Population
17,479,266 est 2003

Largest city
Maputo
pop. 1,114,000


Languages
Portuguese (official), Makhuwa, Tsonga, Lomwe, Sena, numerous other indigenous languages

Peoples
Indigenous tribal groups 99.66% (Makhuwa, Tsonga, Lomwe, Sena, and others), Europeans 0.06%, Euro-Africans 0.2%, Indians 0.08%

Religion
Indigenous beliefs 50%, Christian 30%, Islam 20%

Life Expectancy
total population: 37.1 years
male: 37.83 years
female: 36.34 years (2004 est.)


Literacy
total population: 47.8%
male: 63.5%
female: 32.7% (2003 est.)


Suffrage
18 years of age; universal

Government
Republic


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