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Sunset over Mozambique Island Bridge, Mozambique Island
Mozambique Island Bridge at sunset; the 3,400 m long bridge connects the densely populated Island of Mozambique (Ilha de Moçambique) off Mozambique's north coast with the mainland. The Portuguese settlement on the island (later known as Stone Town) was the capital of Portuguese East Africa. The Island of Mozambique is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991.
Image: Michael Jack

About Mozambique

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The map shows Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique, a country on the eastern coast of southern Africa, bounded by the Mozambique Channel and the Indian Ocean in the east. The state borders Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. A long stretch of the Rovuma River forms the border with Tanzania in the north. A section of the northwestern border runs through Lake Malawi (Lake Nyasa). Additionally, Mozambique shares maritime borders with Comoros, Madagascar, and Mayotte Island (France).

Topographic Map of Mozambique, the Mozambique Channel and the southern portion of the Rift Valley
Topographic Map of Mozambique, the Mozambique Channel and the southern portion of the Rift Valley.

The country occupies an area of 801,590 km², compared it is somewhat larger than three times the size of the United Kingdom or slightly less than twice the size of the U.S. state of California.

The Zambezi river, the largest African river that flows into the Indian Ocean, cuts through the country from west to east and divides it into two topographical regions. South of the Zambezi, the southern part of the country, is a broad coastal lowland covered with tropical savanna; the Limpopo, the Changane and the Save rivers drain the southern part of Mozambique.

North of the Zambezi delta, the coastal plains narrow and the landscape rises gradually up to the inland hills and the Nyassa plateau of the Rift Valley in the northwest. It is the location of Mount Namuli, at 2,419 m the second highest mountain in the country.

The highest point of Mozambique is the peak of Monte Binga (Mount Binga) at 2,436 m, located on the border between Zimbabwe and Mozambique west of the city of Beira.

Mozambique has a population of 27.2 million people (est. 2018). The capital and largest city is Maputo, located at Maputo Bay in the country's far south. Spoken languages are Portuguese (official) and several Bantu languages like Makhuwa and Tsonga.

Map of Mozambique

Political Map of Mozambique
Political Map of Mozambique

The map shows Mozambique and surrounding countries with international borders, the national capital Maputo, province capitals, major cities, main roads, railroads, and major airports.

You are free to use above map for educational purposes (fair use), please refer to the Nations Online Project.

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Limpopo River at the Indian Ocean in Mozambique
At the mouth of the Limpopo, it is the second largest African river (after the Zambezi) that empties into the Indian Ocean.
Photo: Ton Rulkens

Provinces of Mozambique

Mozambique is divided into ten provinces (provincias) and one capital city (cidade capital) with provincial status, namely (with capitals in brackets):

Cabo Delgado (Pemba)

Gaza (Xai-Xai)

Inhambane (Inhambane)

Manica (Chimoio)

Maputo (Maputo city)

Nampula (Nampula)

Niassa (Lichinga)

Sofala (Beira)

Tete (Tete)

Zamézia (Quelimane)

Cities and Towns of Mozambique

The map shows the location of following Mozambican cities and towns.

Major cities or towns are:
Maputo forms, together with its largest suburb Matola, the largest urban area in the nation.

Nampula, the capital city of Nampula Province is a business hub in the northern part of the country and the second largest city in Mozambique, when you count Maputo and its suburb Matola as one.

Beira the port at the mouth of the Pungwe River is the fourth most populous city in the country with more than half a million people.

Chimoio (until 1975 Vila Pery), the capital city of the Manica Province is situated about 85 km east of from the Zimbabwean border.

Other major cities are: Nacala, Quelimane, Mocuba, Tete, Xai-Xai, Gurúè (Vila Junqueiro),

Ancuabe, Angoche, Bela Vista, Boane, Changara, Chemba, Chibabava, Chibito, Chiconono, Chicualacuala (Vila Eduardo Mondlane, formerly Malvérnia), Chinde, Cuamba, Dondo, Erego, Espungabera, Fíngoè, Furancungo, Gile, Guija, Guro, Homoine, Inhambane, Inhaminga, Inharrime, Inhassoro, Lichinga, Lugela, Mabote, Macia, Magude, Magué, Mandimba, Manhiça, Manica, Manjacaze, Mapai, Marromeu, Marrupa, Massinga, Massingir, Maúa, Meconta, Mecubúri, Mecula, Memba, Metangula, Milange, Moamba, Moatize, Mocimboa da Praia, Moçambique, Mogincual, Moma, Monapo, Montepuez, Mopeia, Morrumbala, Morrumbene, Mossuril, Mueda, Murrupula, Namaacha, Namacurra, Namapa, Namarrói, Nametil, Namuno, Nova Mambone, Palma, Panda, Pebane, Pemba, Quissanga, Quissico (Zavala), Ribáuè, Sussundenga, Velha, Vila Coutinho, Vila da Maganja, Vila Fontes, Vila Gamito, Vilanculos, and Zumbo.


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