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Location of Quelimane in Mozambique

Quelimane (pronounced "Kelly-mane") is a seaport in Mozambique, with a population of 153,187 (1997 census). It is the administrative capital of the Zambezia District, and stands 25 km 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 at the farthest extent of Dr. David Livingstone's famous journey through Africa. Image File history File links MZ-Quelimane. ... Categories: Stub | Commercial item transport and distribution | Transportation ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Zambezia is the second most-populous province of Mozambique, located in the central coastal region south of Nampula and north of Sofala. ... A kilometer (Commonwealth spelling: kilometre), symbol: km is a unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 metres (from the Greek words χίλια (khilia) = thousand and μέτρο (metro) = count/measure). ... Vasco da Gama Vasco da Gama Vasco da Gama (IPA: ; born c. ... David Livingstone David Livingstone (19 March 1813 – 1 May 1873) was a Scottish medical missionary and explorer of the Victorian era, now best remembered because of his meeting with Henry Morton Stanley which gave rise to the popular quotation, // Victoria Falls David Livingstone memorial at Victoria Falls In the period...

The town originated as a Swahili trade centre. It remains an important town with a major hospital, two cathedrals and a large mosque. Swahili (also called Kiswahili; see Kiswahili for a discussion of the nomenclature) is an agglutinative Bantu language widely spoken in East Africa. ... A physician visiting the sick in a hospital. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Anglican, Catholic and some Lutheran churches, which serves as the central church of a diocese, and thus as a bishops seat. ... The Badshahi Masjid in Lahore, Pakistan with an iwan at center, three domes, and five visible minarets A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ...

External links

  • Quelimane, Mozambique from go2africa.com

This article incorporates text from the public domain 1907 edition of The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. [1][2][3] The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Nuttall Encyclopaedia is an early 20th century encyclopedia, edited by Rev. ...

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Quelimane, Mozambique, Pictures (239 words)
Quelimane is located 25 km (16 mi) from the Indian Ocean along the Rio dos Bons Sinais, 110 km (70 mi) northeast of the mouth of the Zambezi River.
Quelimane was founded in the 15th century as a Swahili trading city, linking gold and ivory producing states in the African interior, especially Great Zimbabwe of the Karanga people, to the Indian Ocean trade network.
Quelimane was Portugal's favored staging point for trade and conquest along the Zambezi valley.
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