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(Placename) a port in E Mozambique: terminus of a transcontinental railway from Lobito, Angola, through the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Pop: 566 000 (2005 est)


(ˈbeɪ rə)

a seaport in central Mozambique. 298,847.
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Noun1.Beira - a port city in eastern Mozambique on the Mozambique Channel
Mocambique, Mozambique, Republic of Mozambique - a republic on the southeastern coast of Africa on the Mozambique Channel; became independent from Portugal in 1975
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We halted a moment at the ancient Fountain of Beira, but its stones, worn deeply by the chins of thirsty animals that are dead and gone centuries ago, had no interest for us--we longed to see Jerusalem.
Sulaimaniyah / NINA /- Saadi Ahmed Beira a member of the Political Bureau in charge of public relations of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) said that the Political Bureau of the PUK will determine the date of the fourth conference.
Ranawaka was speaking at the launch of a passenger boat service at the Beira Lake from Union Place to Colombo Fort.
ENPNewswire-August 13, 2019--Ethiopian to Launch Operation to the City of Beira in Central Mozambique
Sebastian south canal, will pump the water to Beira Lake and thereafter it will be released to the sea.
Ethiopian Mozambique Airlines (Maputo) will open a base in Beira leveraging the Indian Ocean port city's geographical location to better serve the Mozambican market.Ethiopian Airlines' Country Manager (Mozambique), Daniel Tsige, told Noticias newspaper last week that the long-term vision is to transform Beira into a regional hub.
Cyclone Idai caused catastrophic damage earlier this year that affected millions of people," the Bank's group president, David Malpass, said after he visited the central city of Beira. And this tragedy has been compounded by Cyclone Kenneth," another cyclone that hit Mozambique six weeks later.
Over the years, there have been ample warnings about the fragility of the Mozambican coast and cities like Beira but they have been ignored.
He praised government officials, saying they appeared to be better prepared than they had been when Cyclone Idai hit the Beira region in central Mozambique last month, killing more than 1,000 people there and in Zimbabwe and Malawi.
A man carries his children through floodwaters March 23, in Beira, Mozambique.