Saturday, March 28, 2009

Mozambique, Intrduction

Officially known as republic of Mozambique, is situated in the southeast of Africa with Indian Ocean in the east of it.
Mazambique in Africa
Physical map of Mozambic
Political map of Mozamique
Mozambique was named after Muca Alebique, a sultan. It is member of the community of Portuguese language countries. Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia are to the north, Indian ocean is to the east and south and tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland are to the west.
It was explored by Vasco da Gama in 1498 and colonized by Portugal in 1505. By 1510, the Portuguese had controlled all the former Arab sultanson the east African Coast. From about 1500, portuguese trading posts and forts became regular ports of call on the new route to the east.
Its rank in the list of per capita income by ATLAS method, 2003 est.,is 195th. and average per capita income is 210 $. there are 10 countries whose gdp per capita ,2003 est.,atlas method are less than that of Mozambique.