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A fantasy come to life for marine enthusiasts, Mozambique, has a thousand kilometer long coastline of the Indian Ocean. The long beach contrasts wonderfully with the equally stunning 2, 436 meter height of Binga Peak. This county’s attraction also includes national parks that are filled with wildlife that can only ever be found in Africa. In addition, nature lovers are sure to be happy with their Niassa Reserve consisting of forests, wetlands, and the Meculas Mountain. The African lifestyle is very much alive and the local market offers variety handmade souvenirs that symbolize their culture. Water activities, especially diving, and safari tours should never be missed when visiting this country.

1. Mozambique is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.

2. Country’s economy is based largely on agriculture, but industry, mainly food and beverages, chemical manufacturing, aluminium and petroleum production, is growing.

3. Since 2001, Mozambique’s annual average GDP growth has been among the world’s highest.

4. The country is drained by five principal rivers and several smaller ones with the largest and most important the Zambezi.

5. The largest island in the archipelago, Bazaruto Island is about 23 miles (37km) long and four miles (7km) wide, surrounded by magnificent stretches of white sand. Enormous sand dunes comprise the eastern strip, while the interior contains large freshwater lakes frequented by a wide variety of water birds such as flamingos, and is inhabited by crocodiles.

6. Benguerra is the second largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, less than half a mile (1km) south of Bazaruto and like its neighbour, has stunning beaches, large sand dunes and freshwater lakes. Its forest and wetland areas attract a huge variety of birds and animals, while its surrounding reefs offer some of the best diving and snorkelling opportunities on the African continent.

7. Some of the richest coral reefs are in Mozambique. There are over 1,200 species of fish that have been identified in the coastal waters of Mozambique.

8. Maputo in Mozambique is known as the City of Acacias in reference to acacia trees commonly found along its avenues.

Source: Facts King