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    • The Republic of Mozambique Alex Myers March 2008
    • Flag of Mozambique
      • Red - centuries of resistance, struggle and defense of sovereignty
      • Green – the riches of the soil
      • Black – Africa
      • Gold – the riches of the subsoil
      • White – Mozambican people and peace
      • Star – spirit of the Mozambican people
      • Book, hoe, and gun – study, production, and defense
    • Geographical Features Major mountains Rivers Climate
    • Major Mountains and Landforms
      • Most of Mozambique - low plateau
      • 2/5 of Mozambique is costal lowlands
      • The high points of Mozambique are
        • Mount Binga near the western border
        • Namuli Highlands in the north
        • The Angonia Plateau in the west
    • Rivers
      • 25 rivers
      • Most famous rivers are the Zambezi and Limpopo
      • Lake Niassa flows into Zambezi
      • Part of Zambezi river surrounds Mozambique
    • Surrounding Countries
      • Surrounding countries
      • Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi - west
      • Tanzania - north
      • South Africa and Swaziland - south
      • It protects the Republic of Mozambique
      • Body of Water
      • Mozambique channel
    • Climate
      • Tropical climate
      • Hot and wet - March to October
      • Cool and dry - May to August
      • Costal areas – much hotter than the highlands
    • Economic Features Capitol city Agricultural products Industries
    • Capital City
      • Maputo
      • To the south
      • 989,386
      • Was once a beautiful city
      • 20 years of war – very run down
    • Major cities
      • Beira
        • 561,165
      • Nampula
        • 407,338
      • Nacala
        • 241,265
      • Quelimane
        • 198,114
    • Major Agricultural Products
      • Cotton
      • Cashew nuts
      • Sugarcane
      • Cassava
      • Tea
      • Corn
      • Rice
      • Tropical fruits
      • Beef
      • Poultry
      • In the highlands near the Malawi border
      • Millions of cows, goats, sheep, and pigs
    • Major Industries
      • Minerals –
        • Iron ore
        • Copper
        • Diamonds
        • Coal
        • Bauxite
        • Gold
        • Titanium
      • Makes up the earth of Mozambique
      • Glass and cement factories
      • Chemical workshops
    • Mozambique’s Monetary Unit
      • Metical
      • 1 U.S. dollar–23,800.00
      • Mozambican meticals
    • Sociology Major religions Special holidays Special dishes and foods Housing
    • Major Religions
      • Islam-18%
      • Zionist Christian-18%
      • None-23%
      • Muslim
    • Special Holidays
      • Independence day – June 25 th
        • National holiday
      • Christmas
      • Easter
    • Special Dishes and Foods
      • Paozinho - Portugese rolls
      • Sandes de Queijo – baked cheese sandwitch
      • Matata – Seafood and peanut stew
      • Malasadas - doughnut
      • Filhos de Natal – Christmas fritter
      • Sopa de Feijao – String bean soup
      • Salada Pera de Abacate – tomato and avacado soup
    • Housing
      • Made out of:
      • Woven straw
      • Cane
      • Wood sticks
      • Bricks
      • Concrete
      • Our houses-made of wood, bricks, shingles, paint, side paneling
    • Housing (continued)
      • 65% of houses – will water
      • 20% of houses – spring and river water
      • 10% of houses- piped outdoor water
      • 5% of houses – piped indoor water
      • Most houses – don’t have electricity
      • Over ½ of the houses – have no toilets/bathrooms
    • Government
    • Current Leaders
      • Prime minister – Lusia Diogo
      • President – Armondo Guebuza
    • Type of Government
      • Republic
      • A president elected by a popular vote for over a five-year term
    • Miscellaneous Information
    • Famous Person
      • Marco Geraldo Namashula
        • Ambassador to U.S.
    • Tourist Attraction
      • Gorongosa National park
        • Elephants there
      • Ponta do Ouro
      • Malugane
        • In the south
      • Inhaca Island
        • Near Maputo
      • Gallery in Ministry of Labor building
      • The Market
    • References
      • www.uiowa.edy/~africart/toc/countries/
      • www.ingoplease.com
      • www.nationsencyclopedia.com
      • www.britannica.com
      • www.africatravelling.net
      • http://school.eb.com
      • http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com
      • www.state.gov
      • www.iraqidinar.org
      • www.kids.gov
      • www.usa.gov
      • www.cia.gov
      • Book-Mozambique