Montepuez

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Montepuez
Montepuez is located in Mozambique
Montepuez
Montepuez
Coordinates: 13°07′S 39°0′E / 13.117°S 39.000°E / -13.117; 39.000
Country Mozambique
ProvincesCabo Delgado Province
Population
 (2007 census)
 • Total76 139

Montepuez is the second largest city in the province of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique, after the provincial capital of Pemba.

It is the seat of Montepuez District.

Economy[edit]

Since 2011, Montepuez has been one of the world's largest producers of rubies. Discovered in 2009, the ruby deposits here are thought to potentially comprise 40% of the world's ruby supply.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Year Population[2]
1997 58 594
2007 76 004
2015 230 013

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Montepuez
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30
(86)
31
(87)
31
(87)
30
(86)
29
(85)
28
(82)
27
(81)
29
(84)
31
(87)
33
(91)
34
(93)
32
(90)
31
(87)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(69)
21
(69)
20
(68)
19
(67)
17
(63)
16
(60)
15
(59)
15
(59)
17
(62)
18
(64)
19
(67)
21
(69)
18
(65)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 250
(9.7)
220
(8.5)
200
(7.9)
64
(2.5)
10
(0.4)
2.5
(0.1)
2.5
(0.1)
2.5
(0.1)
0
(0)
7.6
(0.3)
41
(1.6)
150
(6)
940
(37.1)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://earthjournalism.net/stories/the-deadly-rubies-of-mozambiques-montepuez
  2. ^ "Mozambique: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Montepuez, Mozambique". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

Coordinates: 13°07′S 39°00′E / 13.117°S 39.000°E / -13.117; 39.000