It is regarded as the economical capital of Gaza Province. Chokwe district has one of the most extensive health network in Mozambique. It is inhabited by Tsonga-shangaan speaking people. Though since the post independence period it has seen an influx of people from other ethnic groups. Chokwe, being in the Limpopo Corridor, also is home to many Zimbabwean immigrants. It has Banks, a Community Radio station ( Radio Vembe), a train station.