Mozambique is a founding member of the Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) which was formed in Lusaka, Zambia, in 1980, and later transformed into the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in 1992. The country lies on the east coast of Southern Africa and borders the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland.
The official and business language is Portuguese. English is widely spoken in business and academic circles, especially in Maputo. Local languages include Emakua, Shangane, Bitanga, Xitswa, Chope, Ronga, Elomwe, Chuabo, Sena, Shona, Ndau, Nyandja, Kimwani and Chimakonde. Mozambique became independent on 25 June, 1975 and the first multi-party elections were held in 1994, and the president is the Head of State.
Please refer to the latest SADC Statistics Yearbook