Nacala - 1973

A 193 Km da cidade de Nampula está a cidade de Nacala com as suas belas e lindas praias. 

Diz-se que o nome de Nacala tem a sua origem na língua kikua falada pelas populações locais, que são da raça macua. Segundo algumas opiniões a palavra seria formada dos dois vocábulos “Na Cala” e significaria “lugar do caranguejo”. Outros opinam que o nome da Nacala tem origem no vocábulo kikua “Nacala”, com a designação de “quietude”, dado às águas mansas da baía. As águas do mar eram limpidas e transparentes. No fundo marinho recifes de corais, conchas, peixes e estrelas do mar emprestavam um colorido tropical....Nas rochas caranguejos lutavam defendendo o seu território...

 

Nacala

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Nacala
Cidade de Nacala
The beach at Nacala
Nickname(s): Nacala-Porto
Nacala is located in Mozambique
Nacala
 
Coordinates: 14°27′S 40°40′E
Country  Mozambique
Provinces Nampula Province
District  
Government
 • Presidente do Municipio Chale Ossufo
Population (2007)
 • Total 207 894

Nacala, also known as Cidade de Nacala or Nacala-Porto is on the northern coast of Mozambique is the deepest natural port on the

east coast of Africa. It serves as the terminal for the Nacala Railway, a rail link to the landlocked Malawi. South of Nacala is 

Mozambique Island, at one time the capital of Mozambique and now a World Heritage site.

The Nacala Development Corridor, also called "Corredor de Desenvolvimento do Norte" ("CDN"), is an area that reaches westward

from Nacala to Malawi and is home to about ten million people.

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[edit]History

Nacala was founded as a little town and developed as a deep waters port and an industrial, agricultural and exporting centre during the last period of the Portuguese rule of the territory which ended in the mid-1970s. Among its major industries were cement, sisal and cashew. Other important employers were the seaport, its small modern hospital, and services (banking, insurance and administration).[1]

[edit]Industry

Nacala is site of one of three cement works in Mozambique.

[edit]Transport

Nacala is the terminal of the Nacala Railway that connects to the Central East African Railway (CEAR) of Malawi. The railway system is managed by the Railroad Development Corporation.[2]

It is the location of the Port of Nacala. There is an airbase that will be converted into an airport, the Nacala Airport.

There also has been the creating of the deep port here in Nacala. Also see Port of Nacala

[edit]Demographics

Year Population[3]
1980 80 426
1997 164 309
2007 207 894
 

[edit]Miscellaneous

The town is also known for its beaches and scuba diving.

[edit]Namesake

There is another town in Mozambique called Nacala, the port city being called Cidade de Nacala.

[edit]See also

[edit]References

  1. ^ Nacala - no outro lado do tempo, short film of Nacala, Portuguese Mozambique before independence in 1975.
  2. ^ RDC management
  3. ^ "Mozambique: largest cities and towns and statistics of their population"World Gazetteer. Retrieved 2008-06-18.
  4. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Nacala, Mozambique". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

Coordinates14°32′34″S 40°40′22″E

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