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Mozambique Population 2023

Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique, is a country located in Southeastern Africa. As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the population of Mozambique in 2022 is 32,969,518 (33 million or 3.3 Crore)

Estimated Population of Mozambique 2023: 33.8 million or 3.38 crore

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Mozambique Demographics
Mozambique2022 Population
Total Population32,969,518
Global Rank46
Land Area 786,380 sq. km (303,620 sq. mi)
Area Rank35
Pop. Density40 people/sq. km
Growth Rate2.74%
Fertility Rate* 4.89
Infant mortality rate** 44.9
Median Age 17.6 Years
Life Expectancy 62.13 years
Urban Population 38.30%

Source: United Nation World  Populations Prospects 

Religion in Mozambique

Christianity is the largest religion in Mozambique, followed by 59.8% of the population. Among Christians, Catholics have the most adherents and are followed by 30% of the population. Next comes the Zionist or Independent African Churches followed by the various Protestant Churches i.e Evangelical, Anglican, Baptist, and Methodist churches.

Islam is the second largest religion, 18.9% were Muslim. The vast majority of Mozambican Muslims are Sunni Muslims. The Muslims consist primarily of indigenous Mozambicans, citizens of South Asian (Indian and Pakistani) descent, and a small number of North African and Middle Eastern immigrants.

Traditional faiths account for 4.8%, and the remaining 13.9% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

Religion percentage in Mozambique 

Religion / AffiliationPercentage
Christian59.80%
– Catholic-30.8%
– Zionist Christian-15%
– Protestant-14%
Traditional faiths4.8%
Muslim18.9%
None13.9%
smaller faiths2.6%

Source: 2017 Estiamates

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Top Cities in Mozambique by Population
#CityProvincePopulation
1MaputoMaputo10,80,277
2MatolaMaputo10,32,197
3NampulaNampula6,63,212
4BeiraSofala5,92,090
5ChimoioManica3,63,336
6TeteTete3,07,338
7QuelimaneZambézia2,46,915
8LichingaNiassa2,42,204
9MocubaZambézia2,40,000
10NacalaNampula2,25,034
11GurúèZambézia2,10,000
12PembaCabo Delgado2,01,846
13Xai-XaiGaza1,32,884
14MaxixeInhambane1,23,868
15AngocheNampula89,998
16InhambaneInhambane82,119
17CuambaNiassa79,013
18MontepuezCabo Delgado76,139
19DondoSofala70,817
20MoçambiqueNampula65,712
Population of Mozambique 2024 | Religion in Mozambique