Boane District

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Boane
District
Boane District on the map of Mozambique
Boane District on the map of Mozambique
Country Mozambique
Province Maputo
Capital Boane
Area
 • Total 815 km2 (315 sq mi)
Population (2007 census)
 • Total 98,964
 • Density 120/km2 (310/sq mi)

Boane District is a district of Maputo Province in southern Mozambique. The principal town is Boane. The district is located in the center of the province, and borders with Moamba District in the north, the city of Matola in the northeast, Matutuíne District in the south, and with Namaacha District in the west. In the east, it is bounded by the Indian Ocean. The area of the district is 815 square kilometres (315 sq mi).[1] It has a population of 98,964 as of 2007.[2]

Geography[edit]

The principal rivers in the district are the Umbeluzi River with the tributaries, the Tembe River and the Matola River.[1]

The climate is subtropical humid, with the annual rainfall being 752 millimetres (29.6 in), of which 564 millimetres (22.2 in) fall during the rainy season.[1]

History[edit]

The area was administered by the Portuguese since 1895, and was subordinated to Matola.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2005, 42% of the population of the district was younger than 15 years. 64% of the population spoke Portuguese. The most common mothertongue among the population was Xichangana. 47% were analphabetic, mostly women.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district is divided into two postos, Boane (three localities) and Matola Rio (one locality).[1]

Economy[edit]

7% of the households in the district have access to electricity.[1]

Agriculture[edit]

In the district, there are 14,000 farms which have on average 0.8 hectares (0.0031 sq mi) of land. The main agricultural products are corn, cassava, cowpea, peanut, and sweet potato.[1]

Transportation[edit]

There is a road network in the district which includes a stretch of national roads EN2 (connecting Boane and Namaacha) and EN3 (connecting Boane and Catuane), as well as secondary roads.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Perfil do Distrito de Boane" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Ministry of State Administration. 2005. Retrieved 29 October 2016. 
  2. ^ "População da Provincia de Maputo". Censo 2007 (in Portuguese). Instituto Nacional de Estatística. Archived from the original on 20 February 2008. Retrieved 20 March 2008. 

Coordinates: 26°02′49″S 32°20′02″E / 26.047°S 32.334°E / -26.047; 32.334