Mozambique Flag

Mozambique flag
Mozambique flag

Mozambique's flag is a tricolor flag with white fimbriations and a red triangle. The teal hue of the flag indicates the land's wealth, the white fimbriations represent peace, the black color represents the African continent, the yellow color represents the country's minerals, and the red color represents the country's struggle for independence. A Kalashnikov gun with a bayonet attached to the barrel, which is crossed by a hoe, is also overlaid on an open book on the flag.

The gun denotes defense and vigilance, the open book indicates the significance of education, the hoe represents the country's agriculture, and the star depicts the Mozambican people's sense of international solidarity.
It's one of just four UN member states having a firearm, along with Guatemala, Haiti, and Bolivia, although it's the only one with a modern firearm rather than ancient cannons or muskets. The present flag of Mozambique was adopted on May 1, 1983, and it replaced the previous flag, which was used when the country was still under Portuguese colonial administration.

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Country information

Mozambique is a country located in Southeastern Africa, bordered by Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, South Africa and Swaziland to the south, and the Indian Ocean to the east. It has a population of about 30 million people and its capital is Maputo.

Mozambique has a rich and diverse history, with a mix of Bantu, Arab, and European influences. The country was colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century and remained a Portuguese colony until 1975, when it gained independence. Today, Mozambique is a presidential representative democratic republic with a president as its head of state and government.

The economy of Mozambique is based on a mix of industries, including agriculture, mining, and manufacturing. The country is rich in natural resources, including coal, natural gas, and hydropower, and these are important exports. Mozambique has a mixed economy and is working to develop its infrastructure and other sectors.

The official language of Mozambique is Portuguese, although a number of indigenous languages are also spoken. The population of Mozambique is predominantly Muslim, with a small minority of other religions. Mozambique has a rich cultural heritage, with a mix of Bantu, Arab, and European influences. The country is known for its music, dance, and traditional crafts, such as pottery and basketry.

Independent Yes
Country codes MZ, MOZ (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Mozambique
Official languages Portuguese
Religion 62% Christianity, 19% Islam, 14% No religion, 4% Traditional faiths, 1% Other
Capital city Maputo
Continent Africa
Time zone UTC+2 (CAT)
Member of United Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
African Union
Southern African Development Community
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 33,502,789 (2023)
Population density 40 per Km2 (103 people per mi2)
Urban Population 38.3 % of the population is urban (11,978,439 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) -5,000
Median age 17.6 years
Total area The total land area is 786,380 Km2 (303,623 sq. miles)
Highest point Monte Binga (2 436 m, 7 992 ft)
Lowest point Mozambique Channel
GDP per capita $ 491 (World Bank, 2021)
Currency Mozambican metical (MT, MZN)
Calling code +258
Internet TLD .mz (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page Mozambique Wikipedia Page

Main Cities by Population in Mozambique

1 Maputo 1,191,613
2 Matola 675,422
3 Beira 530,604
4 Nampula 388,526
5 Chimoio 256,936
6 Nacala 224,795
7 Quelimane 188,964
8 Tete 129,316
9 Xai-Xai 127,366
10 Maxixe 119,868
11 Mandimba 118,922
12 Ressano Garcia 110,000
13 Lichinga 109,839
14 Pemba 108,737
15 Dondo 78,648
16 Antonio Enes 74,624
17 Inhambane 73,884
18 Cuamba 73,268
19 Montepuez 72,279
20 Chokwe 63,695
21 Chibuto 59,165
22 Ilha de Mocambique 54,315
23 Mutuali 30,523
24 Mocimboa 27,909
25 Macia 23,156
26 Chinde 16,500
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