Inhambane

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Inhambane

(ĭn'yəmbăn`ə), city (1997 pop. 52,370), SE Mozambique, on Inhambane Bay, an inlet of Mozambique Channel on the Indian Ocean. It is a port, a provincial capital, and the center of an important agricultural region. The bay was discovered in 1498 by Vasco da Gama, who claimed it for Portugal. Inhambane developed as a trade center, notably for slaves and ivory. Sugar and coconut products are significant exports.
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Inhambane

 

a city in southeastern Mozambique. Population, including suburbs, 65,000 (1961). It is a port on the coast of the Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean. A highway links Inhambane with the port of Lourenco Marques. Sugar, cotton, forest products, and copra are exported. There is a factory for processing cashew nuts. Inhambane is also the national center for livestock breeding.

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Inhambane

a port in SE Mozambique on an inlet of the Mozambique Channel (Inhambane Bay). Pop.: 64 274 (latest est.)
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