Nampula

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Nampula
Nampula is located in Mozambique
Nampula
Nampula
Coordinates: 15°07′S 39°16′E / 15.117°S 39.267°E / -15.117; 39.267
Country  Mozambique
Provinces Nampula Province
City Status 1956
Elevation 360 m (1,180 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 471,717
Area code(s) (+258) 26
Climate Aw

Nampula is the capital city of Nampula Province in northeastern Mozambique.

It has a population of 471,717 (2007 census),[1] making it the third largest city in Mozambique after Maputo and Beira.

It is home to the Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum, several markets, cathedrals and mosques.

Nampula is the centre of business in northern Mozambique. It has a few western-style hotels, restaurants and shopping centres. It also has a small international airport connecting to Nairobi in Kenya and Johannesburg in South Africa, and is a transport hub for local transport in northern Mozambique; however, it is not noted as a tourist destination itself.

Population[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Year Population[2]
1970 126,126
1997 314,965
2007 477,900

Religion[edit]

Its Cathedral of Our Lady of Fatima is the archiepisciopal see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nampula.

Notable locals[edit]

Abel Xavier, a Portuguese football player, and Carlos Queiroz, a Portuguese football manager formerly in charge of Real Madrid, were also from Nampula, at that time a city of the Portuguese Overseas Province of Mozambique.

Education[edit]

Transport[edit]

  • The city has an airport, Nampula International Airport, which is located 4 kilometres away from the city centre. Kenya Airways currently operates thrice-a-week flights from Nairobi, while Airlink connects to Johannesburg in South Africa. LAM connects to domestic places like Pemba, Lichinga, Tete, Beira, Vilankulo, Quelimane and Maputo.
  • A railway line serves the city. Additionally, a railway workshop is located in the city.
  • The bus stand, which can be accessed from any part of the city within 10 minutes, connects with places within Nampula province and in the neighbouring provinces. The tourist location Ilha de Moçambique, meaning Island of Mozambique, is located 200 km east of Nampula and is accessible by numerous minibuses.

Geography[edit]

The city of Nampula lies in the centre of the province of Nampula and is surrounded by plains and rocky outcrops. The city lies amongst rolling hills and mountains, typical of the interior of northern Mozambique.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Nampula
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.5
(86.9)
30.4
(86.7)
29.7
(85.5)
28.6
(83.5)
27.4
(81.3)
25.7
(78.3)
25.4
(77.7)
27.4
(81.3)
30.0
(86)
31.9
(89.4)
32.3
(90.1)
31.1
(88)
29.2
(84.6)
Average low °C (°F) 21.5
(70.7)
21.5
(70.7)
21.3
(70.3)
20.2
(68.4)
18.1
(64.6)
16.3
(61.3)
15.8
(60.4)
16.2
(61.2)
17.4
(63.3)
19.1
(66.4)
20.5
(68.9)
21.4
(70.5)
19.1
(66.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 227.6
(8.961)
216.4
(8.52)
181.1
(7.13)
81.1
(3.193)
23.2
(0.913)
15.5
(0.61)
22.1
(0.87)
8.1
(0.319)
5.6
(0.22)
24.2
(0.953)
82.9
(3.264)
183.8
(7.236)
1,071.6
(42.189)
Average precipitation days 14.7 13.2 13.3 8.1 4.0 3.4 3.8 1.7 1.3 2.3 5.7 11.1 82.6
Source: World Meteorological Organization[4]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://allafrica.com/stories/200911240886.html
  2. ^ "Mozambique: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population". World Gazetteer. Retrieved 2008-06-18. 
  3. ^ "ESCOLAS COM CURRÍCULO PORTUGUÊS EM MOÇAMBIQUE" (Archive). Direção de Serviços de Ensino e Escolas Portuguesas no Estrangeiro (DSEEPE) of the Portuguese Education Ministry. Retrieved on October 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "World Weather Information Service–Nampula". World Meteorological Organization. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 

Coordinates: 15°07′00″S 39°16′00″E / 15.11667°S 39.26667°E / -15.11667; 39.26667