Mozambique: Geography#

LocationSoutheastern Africa, bordering the Mozambique Channel, between South Africa and Tanzania
Geographic Coordinates18 15 S, 35 00 E -18.25,35.0
Area total: 799,380 sq km
land: 786,380 sq km
water: 13,000 sq km
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundariestotal: 4,571 km
border countries: Malawi 1,569 km, South Africa 491 km, Swaziland 105 km, Tanzania 756 km, Zambia 419 km, Zimbabwe 1,231 km
Coastline2,470 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: Monte Binga 2,436 m
Highest MountainsAccording to Wolfram: Monte Binga 2440 m
According to Geonames:Monte Binga 2436 m; Monte Currarre 2067 m; Serra Chiperone 2054 m
List verified partially
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Terrainmostly coastal lowlands, uplands in center, high plateaus in northwest, mountains in west
Natural Hazardssevere droughts; devastating cyclones and floods in central and southern provinces
Natural Resourcecoal, titanium, natural gas, hydropower, tantalum, graphite
Land Usearable land: 6.51%
permanent crops: 0.25%
other: 93.24% (2011)
Climatetropical to subtropical
Irrigated Land1,181 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources217.1 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesa long civil war and recurrent drought in the hinterlands have resulted in increased migration of the population to urban and coastal areas with adverse environmental consequences; desertification; pollution of surface and coastal waters; elephant poaching for ivory is a problem
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Maputo; Matola; Nampula; Beira; Chimoio
According to Geonames: Maputo; Matola; Beira; Nampula; Chimoio

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Important Cities
Geography-notethe Zambezi flows through the north-central and most fertile part of the country