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Mozambique - National Climate Change Profile

16-Sep-2019

Mozambique is a geographically diverse country on the East coast of Southern Africa, bordered by Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa. In terms of geographic spatial extent, Mozambique is a relatively large country at ~785,000 km2 (16th in Africa) and with an extensive coastline of ~2,470 km (4th longest in Africa). Despite considerable socio-economic development and investments in growth over the past two decades, Mozambique’s population of ~29.5 million people are among the poorest and most climate-vulnerable in the world – in terms of GDP per capita, Mozambique’s population are the 7th poorest nation in Africa with an average annual income of USD 382.

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