Gaza, Province of Mozambique
|• Total||75,709 km2 (29,231 sq mi)|
|• Density||19/km2 (49/sq mi)|
|Area code(s)||(+258) 281, 282|
Most of the district lies in the basin of the Limpopo River, which runs from northwest to southeast through the district, emptying into the Indian Ocean near Xai-Xai. The Changane River, a tributary of the Limpopo, forms part of the province's eastern boundary. The Rio dos Elefantes (Olifants River) flows into the district from the west through the Massingir Dam, to empty into the Limpopo.
The Save River forms the northern boundary of the province.
Limpopo National Park lies within the province, bounded by the Elefantes and Limpopo rivers and the South African border. Banhine National Park lies in the east-central portion of the province. The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park and its associated conservation area, which is in the process of being formed, will cover the northern part of the province, including both national parks, and extend into adjacent parts of Mozambique, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
The province was created on October 20, 1954, when Sul do Save District was divided into the districts of Gaza, Inhambane, and Lourenço Marques (later renamed Maputo). In 1978, Mozambique's districts were renamed provinces.
Gaza Province is divided into the 11 districts of:
- Bilene Macia District
- Chibuto District
- Chicualacuala District
- Chigubo District
- Chókwè District
- Guijá District
- Mabalane District
- Manjacaze District
- Massagena District
- Massingir District
- Xai-Xai District
and the municipalities of:
- (in Portuguese) Gaza Province official site