Island of Mozambique at risk of disappearing; Deutsche Welle


Mozambique – Island of Mozambique

A World Heritage Site since 1991, the Island of Mozambique is in danger of disappearing. Rising oceans related to climate change may one day leave it on the seabed. But for now the historic island city still plays hosts to many tourists, some of whom fall in love with the island and never return to home.

It was the first capital of Mozambique until 1898, when Maputo in the south of the country took over. Today, the Island of Mozambique is famous for its historical and cultural heritage. Nearly 15,000 people live on the three-kilometre-long island off the coast of the northern province of Nampula.

The island is crumbling

But its future is at stake. The island is already collapsing because of climate change.

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