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    Mozambique Geography - 1990

      Total area: 801,590 km2
      land area: 784,090 km2

      Comparative area: slightly less than twice the size of California

      Land boundaries: 4,571 km total; Malawi 1,569 km, South Africa 491 km, Swaziland 105 km, Tanzania 756 km, Zambia 419 km, Zimbabwe 1,231 km

      Coastline: 2,470 km

      Maritime claims:

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical to subtropical

      Terrain: mostly coastal lowlands, uplands in center, high plateaus in northwest, mountains in west

      Natural resources: coal, titanium

      Land use: 4% arable land; NEGL% permanent crops; 56% meadows and pastures; 20% forest and woodland; 20% other; includes NEGL% irrigated

      Environment: severe drought and floods occur in south; desertification

      NOTE: The information regarding Mozambique on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mozambique Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mozambique Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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