Welcome to the embassy of Mozambique

Mozambique is a country located on the eastern coast of Southern Africa. It has an area of 801,590 km2. It is bordered by Tanzania to the north, Malawi to the northwest and Zambia to the west; in the south and southwest it borders with Zimbabwe and South Africa. To the east, the country is bordered by the Indian Ocean. Mozambique has a long coastline of 2700 km – one of the most extensive coastlines in Africa. Moreover, it has an inland coast, near Lake Niassa.

Mozambique is a country with large geographic and geological diversity. In the north, it is characterized by plateaus and mountains, while the south is dominated by coastal plain. Major rivers flow through the country in the direction of the Indian Ocean: the Zambezi and Limpopo. The country has a humid and tropical climate. The average temperature ranges between 20 ° C and 31 ° C. The rainy season occurs between October and April. Mozambique has a population of over 20 million inhabitants. About 30% of the population lives in cities. Mozambique consists of 10 provinces; the country’s main cities are Maputo, Matola, Beira and Nampula. The infrastructure of the country is in full development and, especially in the areas around the big cities, there is a good road network.

Mozambique Flag

The flag of Mozambique was adopted on May 1, 1983. It includes the image of an AK-47 with a bayonet attached to the barrel, and is one of only two national flags of UN member states to feature a firearm. The other is Guatemala. Green stands for the riches of the land, the white fimbriations signify peace, black represents the African continent, yellow symbolizes the country’s minerals, and red represents the struggle for independence. The rifle stands for defence and vigilance, the open book symbolizes the importance of education, the hoe represents the country’s agriculture, and the star symbolizes Marxism and internationalism.

Mozambique Emblem

The national emblem of Mozambique was adopted in 1990 in the Constitution of Mozambique article 194. The emblem of the Republic of Mozambique shall contain as its central elements a book, a gun and a hoe, superimposed on a map of Mozambique. Below the map the ocean shall be represented. In the center shall be the rising sun. Enclosing all this shall be a toothed wheel. Surrounding the toothed wheel there shall be, to the right and left respectively, an ear of maize and a piece of sugar cane. At the bottom there shall be a red strip with the inscription bearing the name of the country in Portuguese.