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Mozambique Country Quickfacts

  • Main railway station and bus terminal of Maputo
  • Dolls sold at a street market
  • Holiday chalets in the Inhambane Lagoon, Mozambique
  • A wave breaks on a shallow reef, Maldives
  • Traditional mud huts in Mozambique
Area:  801,590 km2


Country Code: 258
Country Population: 23,929,708
Credit Cards: Credit cards are not widely accepted.
Currency: Mozambican metical (MZN)
Drives on the: Left
Ethnic Groups:  99.66% African
0.20% Euro-Africans
0.08% Indians
0.06% Europeans
Location:  Mozambique is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.
Official Language(s): Portuguese
Religion: 56.1% Christian
17.9% Muslim
7.3% Other
18.7% None
Time Zone: UTC+2
Tipping: Not generally expected outside Maputo. In Maputo and other tourist-exposed areas, around 5% of the bill is normal (depending on standards of service and the place itself).



Mozambique Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Mozambique.

Learn about the history and culture of Mozambique, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Mozambique's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Mozambique for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Mozambique vacations today!


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