Mozambique is a southern African nation whose long Indian Ocean coastline is dotted with popular beaches like Tofo, as well as offshore marine parks.
In the Quirimbas Archipelago, a 250km stretch of coral islands, mangrove-covered Ibo Island has colonial-era ruins. It’s also a diving and snorkeling destination.
Here are Seven facts you probably didn’t know about Mozambique.
#1 Spelled out in Scrabble tiles, Mozambique would score more than any other one-word country. It scores 34 points. Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan share second place on 30.
#2 Mozambique has the only national flag with a modern weapon on it. It shows a Kalashnikov AK47 with bayonet attached crossed with a hoe.
#3 Mozambique is the only country in the Commonwealth never to have been part of the British Empire.
#4 The official language of Mozambique is Portuguese.
#5 Last year, Mozambique voted to decriminalize homosexuality.
#6 Half the people in Mozambique are under-17. More than half the women have their first child before they are 19.
#7 Mozambique is the only country with a single word name that includes all five vowels.
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