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Tete

(tā`tə, tā`tā), town (1997 pop. 101,984), capital of Tete province, W central Mozambique, on the Zambezi River. It is a trade center, with a bridge across that Zambezi that links inland areas with the coast; coal mines are at nearby Moatize. Founded by the Portuguese in 1531, Tete long served as headquarters for traders, slave-raiders, and gold prospectors.
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Tete

 

a city in Mozambique and capital of Tete District. Population, 39,000 (1960). Tete is a port on the Zambezi River. It is the trade center of a cattle-raising region. Coal (384,000 tons in 1973) and iron ore are mined in the Tete area. There is a cement plant in Moatize.

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