Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, and Delagoa
Bay are visible in this photograph. Maputo, surrounded by low-lying swamps, sits
on the north bank of the Maputo River, which empties into Delagoa Bay, an inlet
of the Indian Ocean 90 km long and 32 km wide. Maputo has
extensive modern port facilities and exports coal, cotton, sugar, chrome, ore,
and hardwood. The city’s main manufacturing products are food, beverages, cement,
pottery, furniture, shoes, and rubber. Year-round temperatures are high, and
rainfall is governed by monsoons.
Children playing football on the beach of Maputo.
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