Brief information about the Maputo
The city is named after Maputsu me a subgroup of Tsonga people, of the clan. Located near the southern end of the country, it's positioned within 120 kilometers (75 miles) of their Eswatini and South Africa boundaries.
The Maputo region has a entire population of 2,717,437 and involves the neighbouring city of Matola. Maputo is a city, with an economy.
It is also known for its vibrant cultural landscape and architecture. Maputo is situated near where the rivers Tembe, Matola, Mbuluzi and Infulene converge on a large bay over the Indian Ocean.
The city is surrounded by Maputo Province, however, is administered as a independent province since 1998. Maputo City is the smallest and most densely populated province in Mozambique. Maputo is a cosmopolitan city, Tsonga languages becoming more common, with Bantu , Portuguese, and, to a lesser extent, Arabic, Indian, and Chinese languages and cultures current.
The area on was settled as a fishing village with Tsonga people. It was named Lourenço Marques, after the navigator of the same name who explored the region in 1544. The contemporary city traces its roots to a Portuguese fort based on the site in 1781.
In 1898, its funding was relocated by the colony of Portuguese Mozambique there. Lourenço Marques climbed both in population and economic development as a city.
The city became the federal capital and was renamed Maputo. During the Mozambican Civil War, the town 's economy was devastated. After the war finished, the FRELIMO government launched a plan to revive the market of the city by removing residents, squatters, and offenders, and to clean the city up.
Ever since that time, the market of Maputo has recovered and stability has returned, though crime remains an issue. Maputo has a number of landmarks, including City Hall, Independence Square, Maputo Fortress, the marketplace, Tunduru Gardens, and Maputo Railway Station.
Maputo is referred to as an aesthetically city. With avenues lined with acacia and jacaranda trees, it has earned the nicknames the Pearl of the Indian Ocean and City of Acacias. The city is known for its design, together with Portuguese colonial Neoclassical and Manueline styles along with Art Deco, Bauhaus, and Brutalist buildings.
The Baixa de Maputo district is the downtown region. Maputo has a lively cultural scene, with local film market, performance and music venues, and lots of restaurants. The market of maputo is centered around its port, through which much of Mozambique's imports and exports are sent.
The exports include cotton. In addition to trade, the city has a manufacturing and service sectors. Many universities and colleges are located in Maputo, including Pedagogical University, São Tomás University, Catholic University of Mozambique, and Eduardo Mondlane University, the oldest in the country.