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Mozambique

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

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