Population: 23,929,708(2011 census) Area: 801,590km2 Currency: Mozambican metical. Drives on the: left
* In 2007 Julio Mercader, of the University of Calgary, recovered dozens of 100,000 year old stone tools from a deep limestone cave near Lake Niassa in Mozambique showing that wild sorghum, the ancestor of the chief cereal consumed today in sub- Saharan Africa for flours, breads, porridges and alcoholic beverages, was being consumed by Homo sapiens along with African wine palm, the false banana, pigeon peas, wild oranges and the African "potato." This is the earliest direct evidence of humans using pre-domesticated cereals anywhere in the world.
* In the early 16 th century, Portugal gained control of Mozambique. After ten years of warfare Mozambique finally gained there independence on the 25 th of June in 1975.
The Zambezi is in fact the fourth-longest river in Africa, and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. Lake Malawi (Nyasa) is the country's major lake. The Cahora Bassa is Africa's fourth-largest artificial lake. A small slice of Malawi's Lake Chiuta sits in Mozambique.
Mount Namuli is the highest peak in the Zambezia Province of Mozambique. With 2,419 metre it is the second highest mountain of Mozambique behind the Monte Binga. The Namuli massif consists of a level plateau which rises 700 to 800 metre. The granite dome of the Namuli rises 1,600 metre above the plateau.
* Mozambique Religions:Roman Catholic 28.4%, Muslim 17.9%, Zionist Christian 15.5%, Protestant 12.2% (includes Pentecostal 10.9% and Anglican 1.3%), other 6.7%, none 18.7%, unspecified 0.7% (2007 est.)
* President: Armando Guebuza (president from 2005-present * Prime minster: Alberto vaquina(prime minister from 2012-present * Eusebio (soccer player) (deceased) * Jose Da Silveira ( artist ) * Alexandre Quintanilha ( scientist)
The economy of Mozambique has developed since the end of the Mozambican Civil War (1977–1992), but the country is still one of the world's poorest and most underdeveloped. In 1987, the government embarked on a series of macroeconomic reforms designed to stabilize the economy. These steps, combined with donor assistance and with political stability since the multi-party elections in 1994, have led to dramatic improvements in the country's growth rate.
The movie Johnny English Reborn is set in Mozambique. June 25 is celebrated as the National Day of Mozambique because on this day in 1975, Mozambique was granted independence from Portugal.