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Road accident claims one life, injures one more in Messica

An  accident that occurred this Sunday on the bridge over the Revue River in the administrative post of Messica, in the district of Manica, province of the same name, left one person dead and another gravely wounded. Accident involved a large truck that, in addition to running over the two persons, collided head-on with a light vehicle belonging to the delegation of the interior minister, Arsénia Massingue, who had just finished a working visit to the Manica province. Mário Arnaça, the director of public relations of the PRM's provincial headquarters in Manica, blames the accident on erroneous overtaking. The crash caused both vehicles to sustain significant material damage in addition to the fatalities.

Geographic Data about Mozambique


• Mozambique is the 15th largest country in Africa by extension.

• It's the 34th largest in the world, with 801.590 km2.

• It is located in Southeast Africa, in the Indian Ocean.

• It is divided into 11 provinces, 154 districts and 53 municipalities and 3 regional centers.

• It has a territorial area 9 times larger than Portugal.

• It borders Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia and A. South, Eswatini and mostly Malawi.

• Maputo is the largest city, smallest province and capital.

• The largest province is Niassa.

• 42 languages are spoken in total.

• The most spoken language is Portuguese (official) and Emakhua (National).

• It has more than 30 million inhabitants.

• About 40% are under 17 years old.

• Most of them live in Nampula province.

• The least inhabited is Niassa.

• The dominant religions are Christianity and Islam.

• It has one of the largest populations of Elephants in the world.

• The largest river is the Zambeze (2 574 km).

• The highest point is Monte Binga, Manica (2436 m).

• The driest place is Pafuri in Gaza.

• The largest island is Bazaruto in Inhambane (120km2).

• It has the 6th largest exclusive economic zone (ZEE) in Africa and the 43rd world (578,986 km2).

• Tete and Niassa and Manica are the only interland provinces.

• It has only 2 significant seasons, Summer (est. rainy) and winter (east dry)

• The warmest month is December and the coldest month is July..

• It has a total of 1308 lakes, the largest being Niassa.

• It has the 15th largest artificial lake in the world and the 4th largest in Africa, Cahora Bassa.

• Holds 3rd largest bay in the world, Pemba.

• Manica is the largest mountain range.

• It houses two enclaves, the Likoma Islands, in Lake Niassa (they are on the Mozambican side but belong to Malawi).

• Cabo Delgado (Palma) is closer to Somalia than Maputo.

• The largest conservation area is Niassa Reserve.

• The tallest building is the Bank of Mozambique (130m).

• It has the largest natural resource reserves in the world, mainly Graphite, Coal and Natural Gas.