Mozambique


The country I have picked for my project is Mozambique in south Africa, and is
located near Zimbabwe, Namibia,

Its climate in January consists of a rainy season. The rains last for about
190 days in the north but only 120 days in the south. In the cool season may
to august temperatures range from 16 deg c to 27 deg c (that is 60 dea to 80
dea F). In the hot season august to November temperatures range 28 deg c to 32
deg c (85 deg f to 90 deg f ).

The country has a wealth of mineral resources , especially copper ,lead, zinc ,
and coal . Copper accounts for more than 80% of this countries export earnings.
The copperbelt where four large copper mines and several smaller mines are
located is where most mining takes place it lies north of lusaka along the
Zairian border . The many rivers near the mines have valuable potential for
hydroelectric power.

Its population is mostly black Africans who speak BANTU. The national language
is english. Most people are Christians, traditional local baliefs still have a
strong hold on the village people. Also witchcraft and old customs such as
marrying several wives and paying the parents for a bride are slowly dying out
in the towns. most children attend elementary school. but only a fifth of them
go to high school. It only has one university which was founded in 1965.

Corn is the main food .Also a favorite dish is nshima, a thick porridge made
from corn.

Facts about the country

People

Population : 8.745,284 m density: 12 persons per sq km.

Distribution: 43% urban , 57% rural.

Official language: English

Major religions: traditional, roman, Catholicism, and protestian.

Education

Literacy: 81% of adult population.

Universities: 1

Life expectancy: women-59 men-55.

Government

Type:republic.

Government leader: Fredrick Chiluba.

Legislature: National Assembly.

Political subdivisions: nine provinces.

Communications

Railroads: 2164 kms total

Roads: 37359 kms total

Major airports: 1

Category: History