Mozambique

Capital Maputo

Population 26,423,700

Area 801,590 km2

Key facts

Mozambique is a country located in Eastern Africa. There are 6 countries (Malawi, Eswatini, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe) that Mozambique shares its borders with. The official language of Mozambique is Portuguese. Traveling across Mozambique if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Mozambique was ranked 68th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Mozambique is Mozambican metical (MZN). The metical (MT) is subdivided into 100 centavo.

With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 68.53 MZN and 1 USD is worth 63.83 MZN.

Mozambican
Banknotes

MT20MT50MT100MT200MT500MT1000

Mozambican
Coins

MT1MT2MT5MT1051050

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Mozambique is 11.51 Mbps and mobile is 32.54 Mbs.The global average is 150.61 Mbps and 97.08 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Mozambique.9.78 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Mozambique, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 3 socket types used in Mozambique. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type M is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.

Type C 220 V, 50 Hz  Type F 220 V, 50 Hz  Type M 220 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2023, Mozambique will celebrate 9 national public holidays.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2022 New Year’s DayDia de Ano Novo
February 3, 2022 Heroes’s DayDia do Heroi Nacional
April 7, 2022 Women’s DayDia da Mulher
May 1, 2022 worker’s DayDia do Trabalhador
June 25, 2022 Independence DayDia da Independência
September 7, 2022 Victory DayDia da Victória
September 25, 2022 Revolution DayDia da Revolução
October 4, 2022 Day of Peace and ReconciliationDia da Paz e da Reconcialição
December 25, 2022 Christmas DayNatal

Tourism

What hotel chains are present in Mozambique?

There are no Mariott hotels in Mozambique.

There are no Hilton hotels in Mozambique.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Mozambique.

There are no Best Western hotels in Mozambique.

There are Radisson hotels in Maputo.

There are no Accor hotels in Mozambique.

What fast food chains are present in Mozambique?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Mozambique.

The KFC chain operates in Mozambique.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Mozambique.

The Subway chain does not operate in Mozambique.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Mozambique.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Mozambique.

Weather

What is the weather like in Maputo?

Today the sun in Maputo, rises at 5:29 AM and sets at 6:38 PM. The climate of Maputo may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayFeb 9ThunderstormLow: 22.7°C (72.86°F)High: 28°C (82.4°F)
FridayFeb 10ThunderstormLow: 22.6°C (72.68°F)High: 28.3°C (82.94°F)
SaturdayFeb 11ThunderstormLow: 22.8°C (73.04°F)High: 29.4°C (84.92°F)
SundayFeb 12ThunderstormLow: 23.6°C (74.48°F)High: 28.5°C (83.3°F)
MondayFeb 13ThunderstormLow: 23.9°C (75.02°F)High: 29.3°C (84.74°F)
TuesdayFeb 14Rain showersLow: 24.4°C (75.92°F)High: 28°C (82.4°F)

Weather data for Maputo (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Mozambique.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt are available, but Hertz is not present in Mozambique.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 4.4, Mozambique is placed 81st out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Mozambique traffic is left-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  20.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2009.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 30.00 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Mozambique

119 Police
198 Ambulance
198 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

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