República de Moçambique (Republic of Mozambique)
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  • Capital: Maputo

  • Population estimate, 2015: 27.98 m.

  • GNI per capita, 2014: (PPP$) 1,123

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.416/180

  • Internet domain extension: .mz

Civil Aviation

There are international airports at Maputo and Beira. The national carrier is the state-owned Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM), which in 2013 carried 684,000 passengers (462,000 on domestic flights). In the same year it served ten domestic and five international destinations. In 2012 Maputo handled 839,390 passengers (454,236 on international flights) and Beira 164,324 (105,467 on domestic flights).


A humid tropical climate, with a dry season from June to Sept. In general, temperatures and rainfall decrease from north to south. Maputo, Jan. 78 °F (25.6 °C), July 65 °F (18.3 °C). Annual rainfall 30″ (760 mm). Beira, Jan. 82 °F (27.8 °C), July 69 °F (20.6 °C). Annual rainfall 60″ (1,522 mm).

Constitution and Government

On 2 Nov. 1990 the People’s Assembly unanimously voted in favour of a new constitution,...

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