Maxixe, Mozambique

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Maxixe is located in Mozambique
Coordinates: 23°52′S 35°21′E / 23.867°S 35.350°E / -23.867; 35.350
Country Mozambique
ProvincesInhambane Province
(2017 census)
 • Total123,868

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.


Year Population[2]
1997 97 173
2007 105 895


  1. ^ "". Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  2. ^ "Mozambique: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 2008-12-31. Retrieved 2008-06-18.

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