Báruè District

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Báruè District is a district of Manica Province in western Mozambique. Its principal town is Catandica. The district is located in the west of the province, and borders with Guro District in the north, Macossa District in the east, Gondola District in the southeast, Manica District in the south, and with Zimbabwe in the west. The area of the district is 5,743 square kilometres (2,217 sq mi).[1] It has a population of 137,582 as of 2007.[2]

Báruè District on the map of Mozambique
Báruè District on the map of Mozambique
 • Total5,743 km2 (2,217 sq mi)
 (2007 census)
 • Total137,582
 • Density24/km2 (62/sq mi)


The Pandira River, Tchatola River, and Gairezi River form the eastern boundary with Zimbabwe. The Mupha River, a tributary of the Gairezi, forms the northern border with Guro District. The Pungwe River forms the southern border with Manica and Gondola districts.[1]

According to the Köppen climate classification, the district has tropical wet and dry climate, except for the Choa Mountains, where it is tropical humid. The annual rainfall varies between 1,000 millimetres (39 in) and 1,700 millimetres (67 in).[1]


The Kingdom of Barue was first mentioned in 1506. In 1650, the Portuguese under the command of António Lobo da Silva conquered it.[1]


As of 2005, 49% of the population of the district was younger than 15 years. 29% did speak Portuguese. The most common mothertongue is Chitwe language. 69% were analphabetic, mostly women.[1]

Administrative divisionsEdit

The district is divided into three postos, Nhampassa (three localities), Catandica (three localities), and Serra Chôa (two localities).[1]


1% of the households in the district have access to electricity.[1]


In the district, there are 15,000 farms which have on average 2.0 hectares (0.0077 sq mi) of land. The main agricultural products are corn, cassava, cowpea, peanut, sorghum, and sweet potato.[1]


There is a road network in the district which includes 146 kilometres (91 mi) of the national road EN102 connecting Chimoio and Tete.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Perfil do Distrito de Báruè" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Ministry of State Administration. 2005. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  2. ^ "População da Provincia de Manica". Censo 2007 (in Portuguese). Instituto Nacional de Estatística. Archived from the original on 19 December 2007. Retrieved 20 March 2008.

Coordinates: 18°03′41″S 33°10′07″E / 18.061495°S 33.168666°E / -18.061495; 33.168666