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Maputo is the capital of Mozambique

Maputo is an African city located in the Republic of Mozambique, and its administrative capital is represented, in addition to being the commercial center, transportation and communications center, and the largest city in the country, and it is considered one of the important coastal cities; it overlooks its port on the waters of the Indian Ocean.

Maputo city website

Maputo is located in the Republic of Mozambique on the continent of Africa, specifically in the region located at the entrance to the Indian Ocean at the Gulf of Delagua, along the northern shore of Espírito Santo, and it sits on an area of ​​up to 70 meters above sea level, either astronomically, Maputo is located on a longitude (32.58) and latitude (-25.97).

About the history of the city of Maputo

The region where the city of Maputo is located today was discovered in 1544 AD, by a Portuguese merchant named Lawrence Marques, who is attributed to the ancient name of the city. In the late eighteenth century AD, the founding of the city began, and it grew, and it flourished with the establishment of the railway line connecting to the city of Pretoria in the state of South Africa in 1895 AD, then it became the country’s capital in 1907 AD, and its name changed to the current name (Maputo) after the independence .

Highlights of Maputo

Maputo has many places and landmarks, and the following are mentioned for their most important:

  • Chisano Gallery: It is an art gallery that includes many sculptures from the artist Alberto Chissano.
  • National Art Museum: It is one of the most important museums in the city, and it includes many artworks from paintings and sculptures to the most prominent Mozambican artists.
  • Railway station: It is housed in a luxurious building with its magnificent dome.
  • Al-Hosn: It is an historic monumental building built by the Portuguese during the nineteenth century AD, and includes within it a museum and a garden.
  • city ​​Council: It was built in 1947 AD and represents the neoclassical City Hall.
  • Mozambique Presidential Council: It is a luxury building characterized by its magnificent architecture and its location overlooking the Maputo Bay.

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