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Sofala is situated in central Mozambique, and is an important meeting point between the South, North and West, by means of the Beira “corridor route” an old and very important naturally formed route the North and West can reach the interior and neighbouring countries.

To the North is Tete and Zambezia, to the South Inhambane, to the West Manica and to the East the Indian Ocean.

The main urban centre is the city of Beira, built slightly north of the ancient town of Sofala on lands that were originally swamps, below sea level and near one of the most important ports in the country and in Africa.

It´s name comes from D. Filipe da Beira who landed there on an official visit at the beginning of the XX century.

The main ethnic groups are the Sena and Ndau.

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