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Business in Mozambique (Maputo): Beira, Nampula, Quelimane, Pemba

Mozambique (Republica de Moçambique in Portuguese) is an East African country

  1. Maputo is the economic, political and administrative capital of Mozambique and the largest Mozambican city
  2. Largest cities of Mozambique: Maputo, Beira, Nampula, Tete, Quelimane, Chimoio, Pemba, Inhambane, Xai-Xai and Lichinga.
  3. Mozambique is one of the most dynamic African markets
  4. Main economic activity in Mozambique: agriculture
    1. Mozambican agriculture sector: 70% of the population
  5. Tourism sector is also expanding
  6. Main mineral resources: titanium, graphite, carbon, aluminium, beryllium and tantalum
    1. Mozambique is the second African aluminium producer after South Africa
  7. In 2012, large natural gas reserves were discovered in Mozambique
    1. This could make Mozambique one of the largest liquefied natural gas producers in the world.
  8. South Africa is the Mozambican main trading partner
  9. More than 1,200 public companies have been privatised
  10. Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world
  11. Mozambique share borders with South Africa (491 kilometres), Malawi (Blantyre, Mzuzu and Lilongwe), Eswatini (Swaziland), Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  12. Mozambique is separated from Madagascar by the Mozambique Channel to the east.

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  1. Masters: Business in Africa, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade
  2. Doctorates: African Business, World Trade, Global Logistics

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  1. Mozambican population: 29 million people
    1. Mozambican Population density: 28.7 inhabitants / km²
  2. Mozambique has a tropical climate with two seasons
  3. Area of Mozambique: 801,590 km²
  4. Most important river: Zambezi
  5. Mozambique has four lakes: Lake Niassa (or Malawi), Lake Chiuta, Lake Cahora Bassa and Lake Shirwa

Foreign Trade and Business in Mozambique

  1. Mozambique is a unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
  2. Mozambique obtained its Independence from Portugal in 1975 (History of Mozambique)
  3. Calling code of Mozambique: 258
  4. Country code top-level domain of Mozambique: .mz
  5. Currency of Mozambique: Metical (gold bracelet)
Transport and Logistics in Mozambique
  1. Ports of Beira, Nacala and Maputo
  2. Beira-Lobito Corridor
  3. North-South Corridor

Ports of Mozambique, Maputo, Nacala, Beira. Access to South Africa, Eswatini

Port of Maputo (Mozambique)

Mozambique is divided into ten provinces and a capital (Maputo) with a provincial status. The provinces are subdivided into 129 districts.

Study Business Provinces of Mozambique, East Africa (source: UNESCO)

The north-central provinces of Zambezia and Nampula are the most populated (45% of the population)

The provinces of Mozambique are (population in millions people):

Northern Mozambique

Cabo Delgado

  1. Capital: Pemba
  2. Area: 61.661
  3. Population: 1,9


  1. Capital: Nampula
  2. Area: 81.606
  3. Population: 6


  1. Capital: Lichinga
  2. Area: 129.056
  3. Population: 1,9


  1. Capital: Quelimane
  2. Area: 10.008
  3. Population: 5,1

Central Mozambique


  1. Capital: Chimoio
  2. Area: 61.661
  3. Population: 1,9


  1. Capital: Beira
  2. Area: 68.018
  3. Population: 2,2


  1. Capital: Tete
  2. Area: 100.724
  3. Population: 2,7

Southern Mozambique


  1. Capital: Xai-Xai
  2. Area: 75.709
  3. Population: 1,3


  1. Capital: Inhambane
  2. Area: 68.615
  3. Population: 1,1

Maputo City

  1. Area: 347
  2. Population: 1,1


  1. Capital: Matola
  2. Area: 26.011
  3. Population: 2,5

Trade Organisations (Mozambique)

  1. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  2. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement
  3. IORA
  4. Conference on the Great Lakes Region (guest member country)
  5. Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique (SACUM)
  6. United Kingdom-SACU and Mozambique Economic Partnership Agreement
  7. International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF)
  8. Community of Portuguese Language Countries
  9. Global System of Trade Preferences

Southern African Development Community (SADC)

  1. African Union
  3. Economic Commission for Africa
  4. African Development Bank

Main Mozambican ethnicities:

Main Mozambican ethnic group: Bantu (98% of the population).

  1. Macua are the dominant group in northern regions of Mozambique (4 million)
  2. Seine and Shona (Ndau) occupy an important area in the Zambezi Valley
  3. Shangaan (Tsonga) dominate in South of Mozambique.

Religions in Mozambique:

  1. Catholic Christianity (56% of the Mozambican population)
  2. Sunni Islam (18%)
  3. Traditional African religions

The official language of Mozambique is Portuguese.

  1. Portuguese is spoken as a second language by half of the population
  2. Other Mozambican languages are Makhuwa, Seine and Swahili

COMESA-EAC-SADC  Tripartite Agreement (Free trade area)

Higher Education in Mozambique

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