Mozambique

Mozambique FlagMozambique is a southern African nation whose long Indian Ocean coastline is dotted with popular beaches like Tofo, as well as offshore marine parks. In the Quirimbas Archipelago, a 250km stretch of coral islands, mangrove-covered Ibo Island has colonial-era ruins surviving from a period of Portuguese rule. The Bazaruto Archipelago farther south has reefs which protect rare marine life including dugongs.

Capital: Maputo
Population: 25.83 million (2013)
Currency: Metical
Official language: Portuguese

Mozambique Parks and Reserves