Maxixe, Mozambique

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Maxixe
Maxixe is located in Mozambique
Maxixe
Maxixe
Coordinates: 23°52′S 35°21′E / 23.867°S 35.350°E / -23.867; 35.350
Country  Mozambique
Provinces Inhambane Province
Population (2007)
 • Total 105 895

Maxixe (pronounced 'ma-sheesh') is the largest city and economic capital of the province of Inhambane, Mozambique. It is situated on the Indian Ocean at 23°52′S 35°23′E just south of the Tropic of Capricorn, in a bay opposite historic Inhambane City which can be reached by local ferries. Although Maxixe is the province's principal city, Inhambane City is the seat of the provincial government.

Dhow ferrying passengers from Inhambane to Maxixe in 2006.

Maxixe is named after an African chief. There are shops, petrol stations and restaurants. Throughout the day dhows and ferries make their way between Maxixe and Inhambane.

By road the distance to Inhambane is far longer and is approximately 60 kilometres.[1]

Maxixe serves as a convenient stop for transportation heading North or South along the EN1.

Demographics[edit]

Year Population[2]
1997 97 173
2007 105 895

References[edit]

  1. ^ "www.go2africa.com". Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  2. ^ "Mozambique: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 

Coordinates: 23°52′S 35°21′E / 23.867°S 35.350°E / -23.867; 35.350