Moamba District on the map of Mozambique
|• Total||4,628 km2 (1,787 sq mi)|
|Population (2007 census)|
|• Density||12/km2 (32/sq mi)|
Moamba District is a district of Maputo Province in southern Mozambique. The principal town is Moamba. The district is located in the center of the province, and borders with Magude District in the north, Manhiça and Marracuene Districts in the south, the city of Maputo in the southeast, Boane District in the south, Namaacha District in the southwest, and with Transvaal Province of South Africa in the west. The area of the district is 4,628 square kilometres (1,787 sq mi). It has a population of 56,335 as of 2007.
The climate is subtropical dry, with the annual rainfall ranging between 580 millimetres (23 in) and 590 millimetres (23 in).
As of 2005, 40% of the population of the district was younger than 15 years. 49% of the population spoke Portuguese. The most common mothertongue among the population was Xichangana. 55% were analphabetic, mostly women.
9% of the households in the district have access to electricity.
There is a road network in the district, which includes 119 kilometres (74 mi) of the national road EN4, running between Maputo and Ressano Garcia, as well as secondary roads. A railway between Maputo and Ressano Garcia runs through Moamba; another railway line, between Moamba and Xinavane, is not in operation.