Homoíne district is located in the central province of Inhambane, southern Mozambique. Its seat is the village of Homoíne. The district has geographical boundaries in north with the district of Morrumbene, east with the town of Maxixe, southeast with the district of Jangamo, south with the Inharrime district, in west with the of Panda and in northwest il limited by Funhalouro district.
Area and Population
The district of Homoíne occupies an area of 1918 km² with a population of about 56,18 inhabitants per km2. The total population is 107 735 inhabitants. The total number of households is 25 292.
Sources of Income
Agriculture is the dominant activity and involves the majority of local households. The main food crops of the family sector are maize, beans, cassava, peanuts and rice. The most important livestock in the district, for the marketing and consumption of households are pigs, chickens, goats, ducks and cows. Oxen and donkeys are used for drawn cart and farming purposes.
In terms of health infrastructures, the district has eleven health facilities (eight health centers and three health posts), which correspond to 10,7% of the 103 existing centers throughout the Inhambane province. In general, there are 1.11 beds per 1000 inhabitants. There are 47 beds in both adult and paedriatic wards and 75 beds in maternity wards. In 2010, the case fatality rate due to malaria in paedriatic wards was 4,2%.
In terms of infrastructure by the year 2008, the district Homoine had a total of 91 schools of which 87 are primary schools in grades I and II, two secondary and two technical-professionals schools. The total number of students is 27.994 for primary levels and 5026 for secondary school. The illiteracy rate is 81,8%.
Number of APEs
The district has eight APE's, two are under the supervision of Homoine HC, one HC of Maxamale, one of HC of Marrengo, one of HC of Mafuiane, one of HC of Chiginuire and two of HC of Maiaice.