Third EAGE Eastern Africa Petroleum Geoscience Forum
Managing Subsurface Risk in Finding and Developing Hydrocarbons
Welcome to Mozambique
Officially known as the Republic of 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. It is separated from Madagascar by the Mozambique Channel to the east.
Location: The capital and largest city is Maputo.
Climate: Mozambique has a tropical climate with two seasons, a wet season from October to March and a dry season from April to September.
Currency: The official currency is the New Metical which replaced old Meticals at the rate of a thousand to one.
Natural Resources: In 2012, large natural gas reserves were discovered in Mozambique, revenues which have the potential to dramatically change the economy.
Language: Portuguese is the official and most widely spoken language of the nation, spoken by 50.3% of the population.
Visas/Travel: Visitors to Mozambique must obtain a visa from one of the Mozambican diplomatic missions in their home/resident country unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. It is however recommended that you obtain your visa in advance from the Mozambique High Commission/Embassy.
Citizens of the following 8 countries can visit Mozambique without a visa for up to 3 months.
- South Africa