Mozambique Population 2022


Mozambique map
  • The current population of Mozambique is estimated at 33,522,553 people as of December, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Mozambique represent 0.42% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Mozambique is 28.9 inhabitants per km2.
  • Mozambique is located in Africa.
  • Mozambique ranks number 46 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Mozambique is -25.9418° S. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 32.5731° E.
  • The median age in Mozambique is 17.6 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Mozambique is 5,200 MZN per month, around USD $81.40 per month, in 2022.
  • The countries that Mozambique shares its land boundary with are Tanzania to the north, Mozambique Channel separate it from the island of Madagascar to the east, South Africa and Swaziland to the south and southwest, and Zambia, Malawi, and Lake Nyasa to the northwest.

Mozambique

Official name Republic of Mozambique
Location Africa
Capital Maputo
Population 33,099,311 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 28.9/km2
Population growth rate 2.82% (in 2022)
Area 801,590 km2 (309,495.50 sq mi)
Official language Portuguese
Currency Metical (MZN)
Life expectancy 61.71 years
Internet TLD .mz
Call code +258

Mozambique Population Graph

Mozambique Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 31,264,812 15,191,572 16,073,240 48.59% 51.41% 11,589,866 37.07%
2019 30,375,153 14,750,174 15,624,979 48.56% 51.44% 11,096,043 36.53%
2018 29,504,858 14,315,757 15,189,101 48.52% 51.48% 10,618,798 35.99%
2017 28,657,602 13,896,071 14,761,531 48.49% 51.51% 10,161,986 35.46%
2016 27,838,279 13,487,646 14,350,633 48.45% 51.55% 9,723,911 34.93%
2015 27,050,114 13,094,960 13,955,154 48.41% 51.59% 9,305,239 34.4%
2014 26,294,078 12,721,075 13,573,003 48.38% 51.62% 8,908,434 33.88%
2013 25,568,420 12,359,774 13,208,646 48.34% 51.66% 8,529,625 33.36%
2012 24,872,618 12,015,962 12,856,656 48.31% 51.69% 8,170,655 32.85%
2011 24,197,175 11,679,976 12,517,199 48.27% 51.73% 7,825,366 32.34%
2010 23,540,980 11,356,169 12,184,811 48.24% 51.76% 7,493,094 31.83%
2009 22,903,876 11,039,668 11,864,208 48.2% 51.8% 7,175,784 31.33%
2008 22,285,507 10,734,929 11,550,578 48.17% 51.83% 6,870,622 30.83%
2007 21,681,988 10,435,541 11,246,447 48.13% 51.87% 6,582,652 30.36%
2006 21,088,540 10,141,479 10,947,061 48.09% 51.91% 6,364,521 30.18%
2005 20,502,125 9,851,271 10,650,854 48.05% 51.95% 6,150,638 30%
2004 19,918,513 9,562,878 10,355,635 48.01% 51.99% 5,939,701 29.82%
2003 19,338,829 9,274,902 10,063,927 47.96% 52.04% 5,732,029 29.64%
2002 18,771,653 8,993,499 9,778,154 47.91% 52.09% 5,530,129 29.46%
2001 18,229,173 8,724,482 9,504,691 47.86% 52.14% 5,337,502 29.28%
2000 17,719,010 8,473,231 9,245,779 47.82% 52.18% 5,156,232 29.1%
1999 17,251,074 8,242,563 9,008,511 47.78% 52.22% 4,989,011 28.92%
1998 16,820,672 8,030,189 8,790,483 47.74% 52.26% 4,834,261 28.74%
1997 16,403,734 7,827,862 8,575,872 47.72% 52.28% 4,681,626 28.54%
1996 15,966,829 7,614,581 8,352,248 47.69% 52.31% 4,472,309 28.01%
1995 15,489,470 7,383,830 8,105,640 47.67% 52.33% 4,259,604 27.5%
1994 14,954,029 7,125,595 7,828,434 47.65% 52.35% 4,034,597 26.98%
1993 14,376,698 6,847,621 7,529,077 47.63% 52.37% 3,806,950 26.48%
1992 13,811,521 6,578,427 7,233,094 47.63% 52.37% 3,588,233 25.98%
1991 13,333,360 6,356,013 6,977,347 47.67% 52.33% 3,398,673 25.49%
1990 12,992,487 6,207,810 6,784,677 47.78% 52.22% 3,248,122 25%
1989 12,811,072 6,144,190 6,666,882 47.96% 52.04% 3,017,007 23.55%
1988 12,763,106 6,150,541 6,612,565 48.19% 51.81% 2,827,028 22.15%
1987 12,791,468 6,197,466 6,594,002 48.45% 51.55% 2,663,184 20.82%
1986 12,813,689 6,237,704 6,575,985 48.68% 51.32% 2,503,795 19.54%
1985 12,769,491 6,239,173 6,530,318 48.86% 51.14% 2,340,648 18.33%
1984 12,641,174 6,190,383 6,450,791 48.97% 51.03% 2,170,490 17.17%
1983 12,445,993 6,102,270 6,343,723 49.03% 50.97% 2,000,071 16.07%
1982 12,195,912 5,982,095 6,213,817 49.05% 50.95% 1,834,265 15.04%
1981 11,919,042 5,845,098 6,073,944 49.04% 50.96% 1,674,625 14.05%
1980 11,636,009 5,706,299 5,929,710 49.04% 50.96% 1,531,299 13.16%
1979 11,347,076 5,565,741 5,781,335 49.05% 50.95% 1,437,675 12.67%
1978 11,046,727 5,418,420 5,628,307 49.05% 50.95% 1,347,701 12.2%
1977 10,743,903 5,269,884 5,474,019 49.05% 50.95% 1,261,334 11.74%
1976 10,449,176 5,125,321 5,323,855 49.05% 50.95% 1,180,757 11.3%
1975 10,170,299 4,987,515 5,182,784 49.04% 50.96% 1,105,512 10.87%
1974 9,911,916 4,859,812 5,052,104 49.03% 50.97% 1,036,786 10.46%
1973 9,673,489 4,741,944 4,931,545 49.02% 50.98% 973,153 10.06%
1972 9,450,958 4,631,915 4,819,043 49.01% 50.99% 913,908 9.67%
1971 9,237,271 4,526,263 4,711,008 49% 51% 859,066 9.3%
1970 9,027,258 4,421,551 4,605,707 48.98% 51.02% 811,550 8.99%
1969 8,820,464 4,319,381 4,501,083 48.97% 51.03% 771,791 8.75%
1968 8,618,752 4,220,603 4,398,149 48.97% 51.03% 734,318 8.52%
1967 8,421,907 4,123,366 4,298,541 48.96% 51.04% 699,018 8.3%
1966 8,230,032 4,028,601 4,201,431 48.95% 51.05% 664,987 8.08%
1965 8,043,237 3,937,165 4,106,072 48.95% 51.05% 632,198 7.86%
1964 7,861,036 3,847,191 4,013,845 48.94% 51.06% 601,369 7.65%
1963 7,683,305 3,760,209 3,923,096 48.94% 51.06% 572,406 7.45%
1962 7,511,063 3,675,163 3,835,900 48.93% 51.07% 544,552 7.25%
1961 7,345,788 3,593,559 3,752,229 48.92% 51.08% 517,878 7.05%
1960 7,188,462 3,516,596 3,671,866 48.92% 51.08% 493,847 6.87%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Mozambique ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Mozambique. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Mozambique

# City Population 2022
1 Maputo 1,193,043
2 Matola 676,165
3 Beira 531,347
4 Nampula 391,712
5 Chimoio 258,786
6 Nacala 226,256
7 Quelimane 189,909
8 Tete 129,911
9 Xai-Xai 128,194
10 Maxixe 120,359
11 Mandimba 119,433
12 Lichinga 110,817
13 Ressano Garcia 110,528
14 Pemba 109,411
15 Dondo 79,261
16 Antonio Enes 75,169
17 Inhambane 74,615
18 Cuamba 74,015
19 Montepuez 72,814
20 Chokwe 64,224
21 Chibuto 59,721
22 Mozambique 54,815
23 Mutuali 30,816
24 Mocimboa 28,171
25 Macia 23,390
26 Chinde 16,647

Other Countries from Africa Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Nigeria 216,850,785 218/km2
Ethiopia 119,814,176 93/km2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 105,404,210 46/km2
Egypt 105,191,099 102/km2
Tanzania 63,582,799 47.5/km2
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/km2
Uganda 49,130,208 161.1/km2
Sudan 46,010,693 21/km2
Algeria 45,433,964 17.9/km2
Morocco 37,722,619 50.1/km2
Angola 33,103,620 25/km2
Mozambique 33,099,311 28.9/km2
Ghana 32,257,331 102/km2
Madagascar 29,098,694 35.6/km2
Ivory Coast 27,485,355 64/km2
Cameroon 27,395,781 39.9/km2
Niger 26,010,912 12.2/km2
Burkina Faso 22,081,135 65/km2
Mali 21,396,790 11.8/km2