Facts & Figures

Country: Republic of Mozambique

Population: 23.9 million (UN, 2011 estimate)

Capital: Maputo

Area: 812,379 sq km (313,661 sq miles)

Main languages: Portuguese (official), Bantu languages (e.g. Macua-Lomwe, Tsonga, Shona), Swahili

Main religions: Christianity, Islam, indigenous beliefs

Life expectancy: 53 (WHO, 2011)

Literacy rate: Adult [15+] 56%, Youth [15-24] 72% (UNESCO, 2010)

Urban population (% of total): 31.4% (UN, 2012)

Population under 18 years: 12.1 million (UNICEF, 2011)

Child mortality: 103 children in every 1,000 likely to die before 5 years (WHO, 2011)

Child nutrition: 18.3% of children below 5 years underweight (WHO, 2012)

Number of children (0-17) who have lost one/both parents: 2 million (UNICEF, 2011)