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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers: 54gene, mPharma, Cambridge Industries, FlexFinTx, Kuda, Moringa School and Sokowatch.

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

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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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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