Maputo Bay


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Maputo Bay

An inlet of the Indian Ocean in southern Mozambique. The Portuguese arrived in the bay in 1502 and explored the adjoining territory after 1544. Portugal's claim to the area was upheld in 1875 after a dispute with Great Britain. It was renamed from Delagoa Bay after Mozambique's independence from Portugal.
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The project is located in Maputo's central business district, facing the Maputo Bay.
Inhaca island is a tourist destination in Maputo bay, Machangulo is on a peninsula near Inhaca island and Zongoene is a tourist resort near the Limpopo river delta, in Gaza province.
Distribution: Maputo: Maputo Bay, Inhaca Island (AMNH); 22 km N Maputo (AMNH); 6 km N Palmeira along the Maputo-Xai Xai road (AMNH).