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Inhambane province district of Inhassoro

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Geographic Location
The Inhassoro is situated in the northern part of Inhambane province, Mozambique. Its seat is the village of Inhassoro. Has geographical boundaries with the northern district of Govuro, east to the Indian Ocean, south to the districts of Vilanculos, Massinga and Funhalouro and west to the District of Mabote.

Area and Population
The Inhassoro has an area of 4746 square kilometers and a population of 48.537, according to preliminary results of the 2007 Census, resulting in a population density of 10.2 inhabitants / km².

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, cassava, peanuts and beans. The most important livestock in the district, for the consumption of households and marketing are chickens, goats and ducks. The ox is used for animal traction.

In terms of health infrastructures, the Inhassoro district has four health facilities (three health centers and one health post), of the 103 existing health facilities throughout the province. In general, there are 1.4 beds per 1000 inhabitants. There are 20 beds in both adult and paedriatic wards and 35 beds in maternity wards. In 2010, the case fatality rate due to malaria in paedriatic wards was 4,6%.

 Number of APE
In Inhassoro district there are 4 APE, of which two are under supervision of CS Inhassoro (Inhassoro health center); Each of the remaining two APE is under the supervision of CS Mangungumeta, and CS Bazaruto respectively.

In terms of infrastructure by the year 2008, the Inhassoro had a total of 49 schools of which 47 are primary schools in grades I and II, one secondary and a technical professional. The total number of students is 11.785 for 1022 and primary levels to secondary school. The illiteracy rate is 60.9%.