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About Mozambique

Mozambique, officially known as Republic of Mozambique is a southern African nation is known for popular beaches and marine parks. This Portuguese colony has rich natural resources. The country is one of the poorest and most underdeveloped countries in the world and is dependent on external aid.

The primary economy of the country is based on Oil Production, agriculture, industry and Tourism.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityMaputo
Government TypeUnitary dominant-party semi-presidential constitutional republic
Official LanguagesPortuguese
CurrencyMozambican metical, MZN
Phone Code +258
Important CitiesMatola, Beira, Nampula, Chimoio, Nacala, Quelimane, Tete, Xai-Xai, Maxixe
National DayIndependence Day (25th Jun)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking138 (Medium)
Primary Industriesaluminum, coal, petroleum products, chemicals (fertilizer, soap, paints), cement, asbestos, glass, textiles, tobacco, food processing, beverages
Major Exportsaluminum, coal, bulk electricity, lumber, cotton, prawns, cashews, sugar, citrus
Major Exports to IndiaTransportation, Hides and skins, Plastic or Rubber, Wood, Machinery and Electricals, Textiles and Clothing, Chemicals, Food Products, Stone and Glass, Minerals
Major Importsfuel, chemicals, machinery, vehicles, metal products, textiles, food
Major Imports from IndiaFuels, Chemicals, Textiles and Clothing, Plastic or Rubber, Transportation, Machinery and Electricals, Wood, Metals, Stone and Glass, Raw materials
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaGlobal System of Trade Preferences(GSTP), Partial Scope Agreement (PSA), Bilateral Trade Agreements
Bordering NationsTanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Eswatini, Comoros
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), Indian Ocean Rim Association(IORA), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa(PMAESA), Southern Africa Development Community(SADC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO), Organisation of African Unity(OAU)
Indian Embassy Details for MozambiqueHigh Commission of India
H.E. Ankan Banerjee
Honourable High Commissioner
Av. Kenneth Kaunda No. 167, Post Box No. 4751, Maputo, Mozambique
258-21492437 / 21490717

Embassy Details of Mozambique in IndiaHigh Commission of the Republic of Mozambique
H.E. Mr. Ermindo Augusto Ferreira
High Commissioner
78, Poorvi Marg, New Delhi-110057
+91-11-43399777 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Mozambique in Chennai
H.E. Mr. Yedugiri Sandinti Sunil Reddy
Honorary Consul