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The capital and largest city of Mozambique, in the extreme southern part of the country on the Indian Ocean. Founded as Lourenço Marques in the late 1700s, it was was renamed in 1976.


(Placename) the capital and chief port of Mozambique, in the south on Delagoa Bay: became capital in 1907; the nearest port to the Rand gold-mining and industrial region of South Africa. Pop: 1 316 000 (2005 est). Former name (until 1975): Lourenço Marques


(məˈpu toʊ)

the capital of Mozambique, on Delagoa Bay. 931,591. Formerly, Lourenço Marques.
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Noun1.Maputo - the capital and largest city of MozambiqueMaputo - the capital and largest city of Mozambique
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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