Practical Information in Mozambique

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Mozambique practical information includes information about the state, located at the southeastern coast of Africa. It is located in the neighborhood of Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia and Swaziland. Mozambique rises on the west from 500 to 2000 feet above the sea level. And on the west it raises even to 8,000 feet.  

People and Culture
 

The population for Mozambique was 20.23 million in the year 2009. The males were consisted of 48 percent of the total population. The population grows at 2 percent per year. The most spoken language here is Portuguese. The people here consist of the Makhuwas, Makondes, Tsonga, Shangaan, Shona, Sena and the Ndau groups. Forty percent of the population belongs to Christian community while the Muslims are found in the second largest number with around 20 percent of the population. The rest are of other beliefs.  

Currency
 

New Metical (MZN) is the official currency of Mozambique. It is subdivided into 100 centavos. If you are visiting to southern region of the country, U. S. dollars, Pounds Sterling, and South African Rand are also acceptable payment modes. Credit cards are rarely used. Even the ATMs are not available in sufficient number. More useful options of payment would be cash or travelers cheques.  

Visa
 

Anyone planning to make a trip to Mozambique will need a visa. The citizens or permanent residents of South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Swaziland do not need a visa. All others require avisa to visit the state. The visa for entry purposes should be renewed after a 3-month period.  

Places to Visit
 

Mozambique has some of the beautiful places to visit. Inhambane is one of the most beautiful towns in the Mozambique. It has beaches spread with no limits. The fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceiao is one of the interesting places to visit. The central railway station has the beautiful copper dome bought by the Portuguese long ago. The Jardim Tunduru Botanical Gardens, built up in the year 1883, are beautiful among the most beautiful places. The Maputo, capital of Mozambique, has numerous museums to visit. Numerous wild life and national parks can be seen at the place. The Quirimbas National Park, Banhine National Park and Gile National Park are some, to name a few.  

Safety
 

The relations of Mozambique with neighborhoods are quite good, making it a safe place with not many intruders. The country's relations with the U.S. have improved, making the U.S. people feel safe in visiting the country.

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March 28, 2010 change by nik.singh31

Currency

The local currency is the Mozambique Metical (MZM)

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