Mozambique, on the east coast of southern Africa, is mainly a savanna plateau drained by the mighty Limpopo and Zambezi Rivers, with highlands to the north. It has a tropical climate and is surrounded by South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, and the Indian Ocean. It is divided into 10 provinces and one capital city of Maputo. Mozambique is slightly less than twice the size of California, with about 20 million inhabitants.
Industry: Food, beverages, chemicals, aluminum, petroleum products, textiles
Agriculture: Cotton, cashew nuts, sugarcane, tea, corn, coconuts, citrus and tropical fruits, potatos; beef, poultry
Exports: Aluminum, prawns, cashews, cotton sugar
Unemployment Rate: 21%
Population Below the Poverty Line: 70%
Currency: Metical (Meticais)
Exchange Rate: 34 Meticais to $1 USD
Mozambique's economic growth grew at an average annual rate of 9% for most of the past decade, one of Africa's strongest performances.
Religion: Christian- 58% (Independent- 39%, Catholic- 36%, Protestant- 15%, Other- 10%), Ethnic Religions- 22%, Islam- 18%, Non-Religious- 2%
Language: Portuguese (official), although only 9% speak it as their primary language and 27% as their secondary. There are approximately 39 other Mozambican languages spoken.
Literacy (age 15 and older who can read/write): Total Population- 48%, Male- 64%, Female- 33%
Xai-Xai, the town where the studio is to be built, is in the Gaza Province. It is approximately a three hour drive from the capital city of Maputo. 116,000 people call Xai-Xai home.
It is a bustling town with markets, shops, restaurants, bars, petrol stations banks, and a post office. The beach of Praia do Xai-Xai, approximately 7 miles from Xai-Xai, is a popular attraction for the fast growing tourist scene in Mozambique.