The land of Mozambique though largely unexploited is fertile and rich in minerals. The main language of this country is Portuguese. Mozambique monetary unit is called as Metical. The population of this country is estimated at 18,600,000. Staple food of this country is seafood, corn porridge, rice, stews, millet, and cassava. The pattern of climate of Mozambique is warm and tropical with two seasons, a wet season from October to March, and dry season from April to September. Rainfall is heavy along the coast. One of the key industries is fishing and the country's fish catching averages to 26,643 tons. Shrimps accounts to 40 per cent of the export earnings and other export crops are sugar, cotton, and tea.