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Republic o Mozambique
República de Moçambique
Banner o Mozambique
Coat o airms o Mozambique
Banner Coat o airms
Naitional motto: nane
Location Mozambique AU Africa.svg
Offeecial leid Portuguese
Caipital Maputo
Lairgest ceety Maputo

Heid o State -

Presidential republic

=Preses Armando Gubeza

Area 801,590 km2 (309,496 sq mi)
Population 22,894,000
Foondin 25 Juin 1975
Siller Mozambican metical (MZN)
Time zone UTC +2
Naitional anthem Pátria Amada
Naitional flouer
Patron saunt
Internet TLD .mz
Cawin code 258

Mozambique, offeecially the Republic o Mozambique (Portuguese: Moçambique or República de Moçambique, pronounced: [ʁɛˈpublikɐ di musɐ̃ˈbiki]), is a kintra in sootheastren Africae bordered bi the Indian Ocean tae the east, Tanzanie tae the north, Malawi an Zambie tae the northwast, Zimbabwe tae the wast an Swaziland an Sooth Africae tae the soothwast.

The aurie wis explored bi Vasco da Gama in 1498 an colonized bi Portugal in 1505. Mozambique became independent in 1975, an became the Fowkrepublic o Mozambique shortly efter. It wis the scene o an intense ceevil war lastin frae 1977 tae 1992. The kintra wis named Moçambique bi the Portuguese efter the Island o Mozambique, derived frae Musa Al Big or Mossa Al Bique or Mussa Ben Mbiki, an Arab trader who first visitit the island an later lived there.

Mozambique is a member of the Commonweel o Naitions, the Community o Portuguese Leid Kintras an a observer o the Francophonie.