Chinde is a town of Mozambique, and a port for the Zambezi valley. It is located on the Chinde River, and is an important fishing center. It exports copra and sugar, and had a population of 16,500 in 1980. Chinde lies in Chinde District of Zambezia Province.
Chinde, located approximately 40 miles south of Quelimane
was an important trading centre under British Central Africa
in the 1890s. It served as a point for trade between Zambesia
. In 1889 its location on the Chinde River
in the Zambezi
delta saw potential for growth, and in 1891 Chinde replaced Conceicao
as a point of trading .