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Mozambique

The Republic of Mozambique is a country in south-eastern Africa bounded by Tanzania to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest, Zimbabwe to the west and Malawi and Zambia to the northwest. It is a member of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries and the Commonwealth of Nations.

A long, horrific civil war scarred the country and left a million land mines scattered about the countryside. Much of its wildlife was decimated, cyclones have ravaged its coastline, and droughts and floods have also played a destructive role.

However, the Mozambicans are putting their shattering past behind them and are rebuilding their country at a remarkable pace. There are many things to see in Mozambique, including stunning beaches, World Heritage sites, funky colonial architecture and colourful local culture.

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