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HIGHLIGHT VIDEO

Mensagem do Presidente da República no início da Visita a Moçambique
Maputo, Moçambique
24.03.2008

YOUR MESSAGES

A visita do Sr. Presidente a Moçambique surge num momento particularmente importante das relações entre os dois países e da conjugação geo-política que faz deste país africano interlocutor privilegiado na sua região. Dei formação em Moçambique, e da terra e das gentes ficam sensações quentes, amigas, fortes. As mesmas...

Rui Almeida, Portugal

Que o Nosso Presidente da República tenha muito suceso em Moçambique. Cumpri serviço militar em Nova VIseu e Luatize de 1971 a 1974, espero que Moçmbique seja um pais próspero e fraterno, que o nosso Presidente seja o símbolo da democracia e da liberdade em terras de ultramar.

Eduardo Manuel Barrols da Costa, Portugal

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Mozambique Today

The Republic of Mozambique is located on the Eastern coast of Southern Africa, with Maputo as its capital city.

Mozambique is spread along an area greater than 800,000 Km2, fronting to the East with the Mozambique Channel and the Indian Ocean, to the North with Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi, to the West with Zimbabwe and Swaziland, and to the West and South with South Africa. The territory is divided into 10 provinces (Cabo Delgado, Gaza, Inhambane, Manica, Maputo, Nampula, Niassa, Sofala, Tete and Zambezia) and its capital city (Maputo). The provinces, in their turn are divided into 128 Districts, and Its population is estimated to be approximately 20 million.

Independent since June 25, 1975, it is politically based on a multiparty presidential republic, and on its Constitution reviewed on November 30, 1990. Elections are held every 5 years, and a government then appointed by the political party with parliamentary majority.

Armando Emílio Guebuza is the current President of the Republic and Head of State. The Prime Minister is Luísa Dias Diogo. The official currency is the New Metical (since June 1, 2006) and Portuguese is its official language.

Almost half its territory has enormous agricultural potential, with sugarcane, cashew nuts, manioc and cotton, and a very long coast from which is drawn one of its main export products, shrimp and prawns. Two of its main industries are tobacco and beer.

With a 7% inflation rate, and a 7.9% growth rate, Mozambique’s GNP in 2007 was 6,444 million Euros.

Tourism has been one of the areas which has shown greater growth in latter years, added by its climate, its lovely beaches, supreme diving locations and deep sea fishing along its 2,000 km of coast. Its game parks and natural reserves in the interior, the most important of which is Gorongosa, are also in great demand from tourists.

Mozambique has a tropical climate, varying along its territory from tropical humid in the North and Centre, and tropical dry, in the South. In the dry seasons, the temperatures in Maputo vary from 13 º and 24 º Celsius and between 22 º and 32 º Celsius in the rainy season (October to April).


Source: Mozambican Government Site

 

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