Monday, February 22, 2016

Vôo Maputo a Quelimane

Outskirts of Maputo

Maybe somewhere over Inhambane?

I'll spend the next two weeks in Zambézia Province. The provincial capital is Quelimane. I'll be in the province for two weeks. Tomorrow I'm going to Pebane, a district that borders Nampula, the province where I lived when I was in Peace Corps.

I didn't get a good overview of Quelimane City. Maybe on the way back to Maputo.

Here is some interesting information about Quelimane from Wikipedia:

Quelimane (Portuguese pronunciation: [keliˈmani]) is a seaport in Mozambique. It is the administrative capital of the Zambezia Province and the province's largest city, and stands 25 km (16 mi) from the mouth of the Rio dos Bons Sinais (or "River of the Good Signs"). The river was named when Vasco da Gama, on his way to India, reached it and saw "good signs" that he was on the right path. The town was the end point of David Livingstone's famous west-to-east crossing of south-central Africa in 1856. Portuguese is the official language of Mozambique, and many residents of the areas surrounding Quelimane speak Portuguese. The most common local language is Chuabo.The town originated as a Swahili trade centre, and then grew as a slave market. Quelimane was founded by Muslim traders (see Kilwa Sultanate) and was one of the oldest towns in the region.

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