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Location of Mozambique Channel

The Mozambique Channel is a part of the Indian Ocean between the island nation of Madagascar and southeast Africa, mostly the country of Mozambique. It was the place of the World War II Battle of Madagascar. The channel is about 460 km across at its narrowest point between Angoche, Mozambique, and Tambohorano, Madagascar. The channel reaches a depth of 3,292 m (10,800 feet) about 230 km off the coast of Mozambique.

Islands in the channel



  • Mayotte
  • Banc du Geyser
  • Glorioso Islands
  • Juan de Nova Island
  • Europa Island
  • Bassas da India


  • Primeiras and Segundas Archipelago
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