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The population of Mozambique is 25,573,706 (2017). The population density is quite low at about 33 inhabitants per square kilometre.

The natural population growth rate is 2.46%. (2017)
Birth rate per 1000 inhabitants is 38.1 (2017)
Death rate per 1000 inhabitants is 11.6 (2017)
Life expectancy is 53.7 years. (men 52.9 and women 54.5 years (2017)

Population composition:

The population is divided into more than 20 tribes and indigenous groups.


Officially, the language is Portuguese, and several indigenous languages are also spoken.


More than 50% of the population practise an indigenous religion. About 30% are Christian and about 20% are Muslim.


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