Mozambique

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MOZAMBIQUE

Mozambique is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.
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FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS

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New Year:One of the most-loved festivals in Mozambique is New Year's Eve, welcomed with sparkling lights, decorated buildings, street parties, and fireworks at midnight.


International Labor Day:International Labor Day, a national holiday celebrated around the world and across Mozambique takes place on May 1 with marches, parades and a great deal of enthusiasm.



Independence Day:Celebrated in Mozambique on June 25, Independence Day is the favorite of all national festivals. Maputo stages a fabulous concert at the stadium featuring celebrated Mozambican bands and cultural events.



Christmas:The festive season in Mozambique is enjoyed by both Christians and those of other faiths with concerts, parties, music, and songs at large family get-togethers.



Chopi Music Festival:Held in Inhambane Province’s town of Quissico, this unique festival kicks off the end of July and continues into August with concerts of traditional, local Chopi music recognized by UNESCO as an intangible cultural property.

Places to visit at mozambique

FUN EVERYWHERE!

DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW that the Republic of Mozambique is located in southeastern Africa.


DID YOU KNOW Maputo is the capital of Mozambique.


DID YOU KNOW Mozambique covers an area of 309,496 square miles and has an estimated population of 22,894,000.


DID YOU KNOW Maputo is the largest city of Mozambique.


DID YOU KNOW that Portuguese is the official language of Mozambique.


DID YOU KNOW that about 56% of the population in Mozambique is Christian, followed by Islam 17.9%, and other beliefs (mainly animism) 7.3%. 18.7% of the population has no religious affiliations.


DID YOU KNOW Mozambique has the only national flag with a modern weapon on it.


DID YOU KNOW that Half of the people in Mozambique are under-17.

More than half the women have their first child before they are 19.

MOZAMBIQUE MPA

Mozambique’s pristine Primeiras and Segundas coastal belt is now formally under conservation, thanks to the recent proclamation of Africa’s biggest marine protected area (MPA). Known as the Primeiras and Segundas archipelagos, the MPA covers almost 10 500 square kilometres – about one and a half million hectares. It’s the second major conservation area in the country to be declared within the last two years, after the creation of the Lake Niassa reserve in mid-2011.

MAPUTO (MOZAMBIQUE CAPITAL)

Maputo known as Lourenço Marques before independence, is the capital and largest city of Mozambique. It is known as the City of Acacias, in reference to acacia trees commonly found along its avenues, and the Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
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LANGUAGE OF MOZAMBIQUE

Mozambique is a multilingual country. A number of Bantu languages are indigenous to Mozambique. Portuguese, inherited from the colonial period (see: Portuguese Mozambique), is the official language, and Mozambique is a full member of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries.
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MOZAMBIQUE CURRENCY

Mozambican metical is the currency of Mozambique. Its ISO 4217 code is MZN. One Mozambican metical is divided into 100 centavos. It replaced escudo at par in 1980. It is issued by Banco de Mocambique.
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THINGS YOU SHOULD DO!

  1. Discover the Bazaruto Archipelago
  2. Visit Maputo
  3. Explore Ithaca Island
  4. Dhow Cruise in the Quirimbas Archipelago
  5. Diving with whale sharks
  6. Break at the Polana Serena Hotel
  7. Cultural visite of the Island of Mozambique

BAZARUTO ARCHIPELAGO

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MAPUTO

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INHACA ISLAND

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DIVING WITH WHALE SHARKS

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CULTURAL ASPECTS FROM MOZAMBIQUE

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People

The main ethnic groups in Mozambique are Makhuwa, Tsonga, Makonde, Shangaan, Shona, Sena, Ndau, and other indigenous groups. There are approximately 45,000 Europeans, and 15,000 South Asians. The main religious groups in Mozambique are Christian (57%), Muslim (20%), Indigenous African, and other beliefs.


Arts

The music of Mozambique can serve many purposes, ranging from religious expression to traditional ceremonies. Musical instruments are usually handmade. Some of the instruments used in Mozambican musical expression include drums made of wood and animal skin.The Makonde are renowned for their wood carving and elaborate masks that are commonly used in ritual dances.


Entertainment

Football is the most popular sport in Mozambique. The T.V. stations watched by Mozambicans are Televisão Moçambique, YTV, and RTP África; Portuguese T.V. stations RTP Internacional, SIC Internacional, SIC Notícias, MTV Portugal, Disney Channel Portugal, SuperSport 7, TSN, and Euronews; and BrazilianT.V. stations TV Globo International and TV Record are also watched on T.V. throughout Mozambique.

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ART

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MOZAMBIQUE

As we can see Mozambique is a very rich country full of a lot of touristic places also of good people,Mozambique is a place that once you go you will never want to leave!
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A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT!

Tourism in Mozambique.VOB