Mozambique

Key Country Facts

Population: 27.98 million
Historical & Interesting Facts:

Mozambique is the only one-word country name in the world to have all five vowels in it (not including y as a vowel).

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

Iglesia de San Antonio de la Polana, Praia do Tofo, Bazaruto Island, Vamizi Island

Other Information:

The top exports are raw aluminum, aluminum bars, electricity, coal briquettes, and coca cola (coke)

The capital of Mozambique is Maputo and the country’s population is about 27.98 million people (2015). The main language is Portuguese and the religions in Mozambique are diverse. A sizable chunk of the population is Roman Catholic, followed by an atheist or agnostic population. Other citizens are Zionists or Muslims, primarily Sunni Muslims. . The time zone is 6 hours ahead of EST.

In the capital, check out the Iglesia de San Antonio de la Polana for its geometric pattern in the architecture as well as the stained glass interior. Once out of the capital city, there is a ton to see and do on the coast. To enjoy snorkeling, diving, relaxing on the beach, and eating cuisine from the local markets, head to the coastal town Praia do Tofo. Bazaruto Island is also known to be incredibly beautiful, relatively untouched place to enjoy for a day. The two-mile reef in this area has amazingly diverse life to enjoy when exploring underwater. In Northern Mozambique, Vamizi Island is also known to be a quiet and peaceful place with wonderful snorkeling opportunities.

Here’s some fun trivia: Mozambique is the only one-word country name in the world to have all five vowels in it (not including y as a vowel). Also unique is its elephant reserve in Maputo, which has been the home of over 200 elephants as a way to re-populate the endangered elephant species in Mozambique.

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