Mozambique Channel


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Mozambique Channel

a strait between Mozambique and Madagascar. Length: about 1600 km (1000 miles). Width: 400 km (250 miles)

Mozambique Channel

 

a channel between the island of Madagascar and Africa. Length, about 1,670 km; width, up to 925 km; depth, more than 3,000 m in the north and south and about 2,400 m in the central part. The current of Mozambique Channel flows mainly from north to south. The ports of Mozambique, Beira (Mozambique), and Madzunga (Republic of Madagascar) are situated on the Mozambique Channel.

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Now the pirates have adapted to that tactic as well, threatening the vessels in the Mozambique Channel.
It was then time for the piece de resistance of the trip -- a lazy threeday sail in the Mozambique Channel.
Somali pirates are seizing ships as far as the Mozambique Channel and off the coast of India, a senior US admiral said last week.
Researchers may not know why the lemur and other animals first crossed the Mozambique Channel to get to Madagascar, but scientists can now at least say how the creatures might have done it.
The lemurs of Madagascar diverged from their African relatives with the opening of the Mozambique Channel (160 million years ago), while New and Old World monkeys diverged with the opening of the Atlantic about 120 million years ago.
The Comoros covers three small volcanic islands, Grande Comore, Anjouan and Moheli, in the Mozambique channel about 300km northwest of Madagascar and about the same distance east of the African mainland.
The Comoros covers three small volcanic islands - Grande Comore, Anjouan and Moheli - in the Mozambique channel.
The Comoros covers three small volcanic islands, Grande Comore, Anjouan and Moheli, in the Mozambique channel, 300 km (190 miles) northwest of Madagascar and a similar distance east of the African mainland.
The Mozambique Channel separates which island from mainland Africa?
The Comoros Islands consist of a group of seven islands in the Mozambique Channel, about two-thirds of the way between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique.
Mozambique, with a population of around 20 million, is located in south-eastern Africa bordering the Mozambique Channel, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Why not send HMS Ark Royal to the Gulf via the Cape and stop off at the Mozambique Channel.