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Capital:
Maputo
Government:
Republic
Current Head of Government:
Filipe Nyusi
Economy:
  • Dependent upon foreign assistance for more than half of its annual budget.
  • Subsistence agriculture continues to employ the vast majority of the country’s work force and smallholder agricultural productivity and productivity growth is weak.
Population:
30,098,197 (2020) (47th)
Land Size:
812,379 sq km (313,661 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Makhuwa
  • Tsonga
  • Lomwe
  • Sena
  • Europeans: 0.06%
  • Euro-Africans: 0.2%
  • Indians: 0.08%
Religions:
  • Catholicism: 28.4%
  • Protestantism: 27.7% (Zionist Christian: 15.5%, Evangelical Pentecostal: 10.9%, Anglican: 1.3%)
  • Islam: 17.9%
  • Other: 7.2%
  • None: 18.8%
Languages(s):
  • Emakhuwa: 25.3%
  • Portuguese (official): 10.7%
  • Xichangana: 10.3%
  • Cisena: 7.5%
  • Elomwe: 7.0%
  • Echuwabo: 5.1%
  • Other Mozambican languages: 30.1%
  • Other: 4.0%