About Mozambique Channel, facts and maps

The Mozambique Channel isan integral route for shipping in eastern Africa, linking the Indian Ocean to the rest of the world. This is possible because the channel receives all major Madagascar rivers. The Mozambique Channel reaches from Cape Amber at the northern tip of Madagascar to the southern tip at 26°S, a length of some 1600 km.At the narrows with the African continent the channel is about 430 km wide, while at 20°S it reaches a maximum width of about 1000 km.

the Mozambique channel is entirely within the EEZs of the neighbouring countries, which includeMozambique, Madagascar, the Comoros, Tanzania and France. The channel is about 1,700 km (1,100 mi) long and 419 km (260 mi) across at its narrowest point, and reaches a depth of3,292 m (10,800 ft)about 230 km (143 mi) off the coast of Mozambique.

Which island is in Mozambique Channel?

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Island of Mozambique, Portuguese Ilha de Moçambique, small coral island located at the mouth of Mossuril Bay in the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean. It is administered as part of Nampula province, northern Mozambique.

Is Mozambique Channel is a choke point?

Despite serving as a key transit and trading hub linking the Indian Ocean to the world, the Mozambique channel has often been overlooked as a global maritime chokepoint.

Who owns Mozambique?

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Mozambique was aPortuguesecolony, overseas province and later a member state of Portugal. It gained independence from Portugal in 1975.

How deep is the water between Africa and Madagascar?

Madagascar has a 6,000-km coastline (Fig. 18.1. 1 ), and is 1,600 km from north to south, with a maximum width of 600 km. It lies only 300 km off the east coast of Africa, from which it is separated by the Mozambique Channel, more than 4,000 m deep.

How many ports are in Mozambique?

The key ports in Mozambique are theport of Maputo (southwest of Mozambique), port of Beira (centre of Mozambique) and the port of Nacala (north of Mozambique). There are other smaller ports in the Province of Gaza (Port of Xai-Xai), Inhambane, Quelimane and Pemba.

Which river flows into the Mozambique Channel?

Messalo River
Mouth
• locationMozambique Channel
Length530 km (330 mi)
Basin size24,000 km2(9,300 sq mi)