The country I have picked for my project is Mozambique in south Africa, and is
located near Zimbabwe, Namibia,
Its climate in January consists of a rainy season. The rains last for about 190 days in
the north but only 120 days in the south. In the cool season may to august temperatures
range from 16 deg c to 27 deg c (that is 60 dea to 80 dea F). In the hot season august to
November temperatures range 28 deg c to 32 deg c (85 deg f to 90 deg f ).
The country has a wealth of mineral resources , especially copper ,lead, zinc , and coal .
Copper accounts for more than 80% of this countries export earnings. The copperbelt
where four large copper mines and several smaller mines are located is where most
mining takes place it lies north of lusaka along the Zairian border . The many rivers near
the mines have valuable potential for hydroelectric power.
Its population is mostly black Africans who speak BANTU. The national language is
english. Most people are Christians, traditional local baliefs still have a strong hold on
village people. Also witchcraft and old customs such as marrying several wives and
paying the parents for a bride are slowly dying out in the towns. most children attend
elementary school. but only a fifth of them go to high school. It only has one university
which was founded in 1965.
Corn is the main food .Also a favorite dish is nshima, a thick porridge made from corn.
Facts about the country
Population : 8.745,284 m density: 12 persons per sq km.
Distribution: 43% urban , 57% rural.
Official language: English
Major religions: traditional, roman, Catholicism, and protestian.
Literacy: 81% of adult population.
Life expectancy: women-59 men-55.
Government leader: Fredrick Chiluba.
Legislature: National Assembly.
Political subdivisions: nine provinces.
Railroads: 2164 kms total
Roads: 37359 kms total
Major airports: 1