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Official Name: Republic of Mozambique
Climate: Tropical to subtropical
Population: 19,124,335 (1999)
Capital: Maputo
Language(s): There are 33 principal indigenous languages, consisting mainly of Bantu-speaking groups, including Makua-Lomwe, Yao, Tsonga, Shona and Nyanja.
Language of colonial power: Portuguese
Major Religions: Indigenous beliefs 50%, Christian 30%, Muslim 20%
Exports: $226 million (1996 est.), shrimp 40%, cashews, cotton, sugar, copra, citrus
Imports: $802 million (1996 est.), food, clothing, farm equipment, petroleum