Demography

Population projection by hydrographic region

Mozambique has a total surface of around 801,590 square kilometers, around 8% of the entire surface of Southern Africa, estimated at 9.69 million square kilometers (including the island part with 590,000 square kilometers).

According to projections from the general population census (INE, 2007), in 2015 Mozambique had a population of around 25.53 million inhabitants, of which 17.55 million (69%) lived in rural areas and 7.98 million lived in urban areas (31%).

Population by hydrographic regions

Hydrographic Region 2015 2019 2024 2029
North
2 642 367
3 012 731
3 400 428
3 799 373
North center
9 190 203
10 148 710
11 006 730
11 782 844
Zambeze
4 524 829
5 292 552
6 095 787
6 915 952
Center
3 443 876
3 982 669
4 570 316
5 196 136
South
5 727 350
6 394 563
7 152 535
8 060 986
Total
25 528 627
28 831 255
32 225 796
35 755 627
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In terms of regional distribution, according to the country’s hydrographic division, the Central-North region concentrates the largest proportion of the population (36%) followed by the South region with 22%, with the North region concentrating the lowest proportion with the equivalent to 10%.

The proportional distribution in 2030 is projected to maintain the predominance of the majority of the population in the Central-North region, followed by the South region and lastly the North region

Projections of the regional distribution of the urban population: 2015-2030

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