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ID: 7000399
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7000399

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Maputo (inhabited place)  Maputo (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 25 57 55 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -25.9650  decimal degrees
Long: 032 35 21 E  degrees minutes   Long: 32.5890  decimal degrees

Note: One of most important ports in East Africa, & the commercial & industrial center of Mozambique; grew up around a Portuguese fortress completed in 1787; industries include brewing, shipbuilding, fish canning, ironworking, textile manufacture.

Names:
Maputo (preferred,C,V)  ............ 1976
Lourenço Marques (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Mozambique (nation)  ........  Mozambique (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Cidade de Maputo (special city)  ............  Cidade de Maputo (special city) (P)
Hierarchy of Maputo (inhabited place)  ................  Maputo (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  first explored in 1544; town created in 1887
city (C)  ............  created 1887
national capital (C)  ............  superseded town of Mozambique as the capital of Portuguese East Africa in 1907
provincial capital (C)
port (C)
college centers (C)
resort (C)

Related geographic places:
capital of ....  Mozambique .......... (nation)
..................  (World, Africa) [1000180]

Sources and Contributors:
Lourenço Marques..........  [VP]
.............................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 348
Maputo..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VII, 808
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 121
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985) VII, 808
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) 121
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 348
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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