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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Pirates have been attacking ships coming out of the Mozambique Channel's northern end since late 2008, and mariners changed their routes to go east of the island, said Graeme Gibbon-Brooks of Dryad Maritime Intelligence.
( Left) Mandip Soin's group chose to sail leisurely on a dhow on the Mozambique Channel.
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.
Alpers exposes the layered impact of Indonesian migrations, Arab trade, coastal Islamization, European insertion into local networks, transfer of slave populations, Indian financiering, and Hadhrami religious authority in the creation of the complex littoral society around the Mozambique Channel. Nigel Worden's study demonstrates that the "new social history" of Cape Town is much more marked by Indian Ocean links than the port's geographical position and traditional historiographical emphasis on Dutch origins would allow.
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.
The Comoros is located in the Indian Ocean on the northern edge of the Mozambique Channel, close to Mozambique and Madagascar.
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.
FESTIVAL DE L'IMAGINAIRE: At the Festival de L'Imaginaire, Paris audiences will be transported to the island of Mayotte, a French territory in the Mozambique Channel between Africa and Madagascar.