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Beira, Mozambique

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tags-- elevation_m 14 elevation_ft postal_code_type postal_code area_code website footnotes '''Beira''' is the second largest city in Mozambique. It lies in the central region of the country in Sofala Province, where the Pungue River meets the Indian Ocean. Beira had a population

of 412,588 in 1997, which grew to an estimated 546,000 in 2006. It holds the regionally significant Port of Beira which acts as a gateway for both the central interior portion of the country as well as the land-locked nations of Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. Beira was originally developed by the Portuguese Mozambique Company in the 19th century, and directly developed by the Portuguese colonial government from 1947 until Mozambique gained its independence from Portugal in 1975


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; ref tags-- elevation_m 360 elevation_ft postal_code_type postal_code area_code (+258) 26 website footnotes '''Nampula''' is the capital city of Nampula Province in Mozambique. It has a population of 471,717 (2007 census) http: stories 200911240886.html making

it the third largest city in Mozambique after Maputo and Beira (Beira, Mozambique). It is home to the Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum, several markets, cathedrals and mosques. Overview It is also the center of business in northern Mozambique. Nampula has a few western style hotels, restaurants and shopping centres. It also has a small international airport connecting to Nairobi in Kenya and Johannesburg in South Africa, and is a transport hub for local transport


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Unitary presidential (Presidential system) republic leader_title1 President (List of Presidents of Mozambique) leader_name1 Filipe Nyusi leader_title2 Prime Minister (List of Prime Ministers of Mozambique) leader_name2 Carlos Agostinho do Rosário http: content mocambique-tem-novo-governo 2602666.html legislature sovereignty_type


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elevation_footnotes tags-- elevation_m 1 elevation_ft postal_code_type postal_code (+258) 223 area_code website footnotes '''Inhambane''', '''Terra de Boa Gente''' (''Land of Good People'') is a city located in southern Mozambique, lying on Inhambane Bay, 470 km

. The settlement owes its existence to a deep inlet into which the small Matamba river flows. Two protective sandy headlands protect the harbor and form a sandbank. The town of Maxixe (Maxixe, Mozambique) is located across the bay. History thumb left A Francisco de Almeida (File:SantaMaria.jpg) ship Inhambane is one of the oldest settlements on Mozambique's eastern coast. Dhows traded here as early as the 11th century. Muslim and Persian (Persian people) traders were the first


area_code_type Area Code & Prefix area_code (+258) 21-XX-XX-XX website ), known as '''Lourenço Marques''' before independence, is the capital (Capital (political)) and largest city of Mozambique. It is known as the ''City of Acacias'', in reference to acacia trees commonly found along its avenues, and the ''Pearl of the Indian Ocean''. Today, it is a port city

of Mozambique (Island of Mozambique) on a voyage of exploration. They explored the lower courses of the rivers emptying their waters into Delagoa Bay, notably the Espírito Santo. The forts and trading stations that the Portuguese established, abandoned and reoccupied on the north bank of the river, were all called Lourenço Marques. The existing town dates from about 1850, the previous settlement having been entirely destroyed by the natives. The town developed around a Portuguese fortress

Portuguese Mozambique

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Portuguese Guinea

Mozambique in 1975. *Portuguese Guinea – became Guinea-Bissau in 1975. *Portuguese India (including Goa, Daman and Diu)  – became part of India in 1961. In 1970, Portuguese forces, from neighboring Portuguese Guinea, staged Operation Green Sea, a raid into Guinea with the support of exiled Guinean opposition forces. Among other goals, the Portuguese military wanted to kill or capture Sekou Toure due his support

countries supported the guerrillas with weapons and military training. The conflict in Portuguese Guinea involving the PAIGC guerrillas and the Portuguese Army was the most intense and damaging of all Portuguese Colonial War. Thus, during the 1960s and early 1970s, Portuguese development plans promoting strong economic growth and effective socioeconomic policies, like those applied by the Portuguese in the other two theaters of war (Portuguese Angola and Portuguese Mozambique

Armadas left-wing revolutionary government of Portugal began to negotiate with the PAIGC and decided to offer independence to all the overseas territories. *Portuguese East Africa (now Mozambique) *Portuguese Guinea (now Guinea-Bissau) valign "top" * Western Pentapolis (Pentapolis_(North_Africa)) - Libya * Portuguese Guinea - Guinea-Bissau * Rhodesia - Zimbabwe and Zambia (History of Zambia) Following the Opium War


Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. Malawi is over with an estimated population of 16,777,547 (July 2013 est.). Its capital is Lilongwe, which is also Malawi's largest city; the second largest is Blantyre and the third is Mzuzu. The name Malawi

countries. Following the collapse of apartheid in 1994, diplomatic relationships were made and maintained into 2011 between Malawi and all other African countries. In 2010, however, Malawi's relationship with Mozambique became strained, partially due to disputes over the use of the Zambezi River and an inter-country electrical grid. In 2007, Malawi established diplomatic ties with China, and Chinese investment in the country has continued to increase since

Dugger first Celia W. thumb right Locations of Malawian diplomatic embassies or high commissions as of 2012 (File:Diplomatic missions of Malawi.png) Malawi has been seen as a haven for refugees from other African countries, including Mozambique and Rwanda, since 1985. These influxes of refugees have placed a strain on the Malawian economy but have also drawn significant inflows of aid from other countries. Donors to Malawi include the United States, Canada, Germany, Iceland

Portuguese Timor

was quashed after Portugal brought in troops from its colonies in Mozambique and Macau, resulting in the deaths of 3,000 East Timorese. In the 1930s, the Japanese semi-governmental ''Nan’yō Kōhatsu'' development company, with the secret sponsorship of the Imperial Japanese Navy invested heavily in a joint-venture with the primary plantation company of Portuguese Timor, SAPT. The joint-venture effectively controlled imports and exports into the island

of Kuralia in Bangladesh, is the last known person to be infected with naturally occurring smallpox. Other episodes during this period of the Portuguese presence in Africa include the 1890 British Ultimatum. This forced the Portuguese military to retreat from the land between the Portuguese colonies of Mozambique (Portuguese Mozambique) and Angola (Portuguese Angola) (most of present-day Zimbabwe and Zambia), which had been claimed by Portugal and included in its " Pink

Map ," which clashed with British aspirations to create a Cape to Cairo Railway. The Portuguese territories in Africa were Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Portuguese Guinea, Angola (Angola (Portugal)), and Mozambique (Mozambique (Portugal)). The tiny fortress of São João Baptista de Ajudá on the coast of Dahomey, was also under Portuguese rule. In addition, the country still ruled the Asian territories of Portuguese India, Portuguese Timor and Macau

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