Maputo, Mozambique

Mozambique is a country located in southeast Africa right across the Mozambique Channel to the east from Madagascar. The country was named by the Portuguese, who ruled the country for four centuries, after the Island of Mozambique, derived from Mussa Bin Bique, an Arab trader who first visited the island and later lived there. The capital and largest city is Maputo, part of which is shown on this postcard. Although Portuguese is the official language, only two-fifths of the country’s inhabitants speak it, and they are strongly concentrated in the capital of Maputo.

Mozambique postcard

Mozambique stamp and postmark

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