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Friday, April 27, 2012

Mozambique in Pictures

Mozambique in Pictures

Mozambique in Africa
Officially the Republic of Mozambique, it is a former Portuguese colony located in Southeast Africa.

A row of local dancers greets cruise ship passengers arriving on Mozambique Island

Mozambique in Pictures


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The historical sites of Mozambique from the Fort of São Sebastiãoto the Polana Church, to Sailing in Ilha de Moçambique and shopping in the numerous markets in Xai-Xai makes the African country of Mozambique a popular tourist destination.

S. Sebastião fortress, Mozambique Island, Mozambique photo by F H Mira
The Fort of São Sebastião 
also known as the Tower of São Sebastião 
is a 16th century military design 
on the Island of Mozambique. 



Cafe in Xai-Xai, Mozambique photo by F H Mira
Market and cafe in the popular 
tourist town of Xai-Xai, Mozambique 











Maputo is the capital and largest city of Mozambique photo by F H Mira
Maputo is the capital and largest 
city of Mozambique



African fabric blowing in the breeze of Mozambique photo by F H Mira
African fabric blowing in the 
breeze of Mozambique







Polana Church, Maputo, Mozambique photo by Tomas Forgac
Polana Church in Maputo, Mozambique was designed 
by the Portuguese architect Nuno Craveiro Lopes. 



Children playing in the city of Maputo, Mozambique aka City of Acacias photo by F H Mira
Children playing in the city of Maputo, Mozambique 
aka City of Acacias.
Sailing in Ilha de Moçambique (The Island of Mozambique), Mozambique photo by F H Mira




Sailing in Ilha de Moçambique 
(The Island of Mozambique), Mozambique





Market in Xai-Xai which is a city in the south of Mozambique photo by F H Mira

 Market in Xai-Xai which is a popular city in the south of Mozambique.


The Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte is located on the most eastern tip of the Island of Mozambique photo by F H Mira



The Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte is located on the most eastern tip of the Island of Mozambique.








Avenida Dos Continuadores on Mozambique Island connects the 16th century castle to the wharf. In 1991 Mozambique Island became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Avenida Dos Continuadores on Mozambique Island connects the 16th century castle to the wharf. In 1991 Mozambique Island became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Locals out for a stroll on Ibo Island, Mozambique.

Locals out for a stroll on Ibo Island, Mozambique.

Did you know?
In Mozambique 45 percent of the population is younger than 15.

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