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Portuguese Mozambique
Portuguese Mozambique
Mozambique
(Portuguese: Moçambique) or Portuguese East Africa (África Oriental Portuguesa) are the common terms by which Mozambique
Mozambique
is designated when referring to the historic period when it was a Portuguese overseas territory. Portuguese Mozambique
Mozambique
constituted a string of Portuguese colonies and later a single Portuguese overseas province along the south-east African coast, which now forms the Republic of Mozambique. Portuguese trading settlements and, later, colonies, were formed along the coast from 1498, when Vasco da Gama
Vasco da Gama
first reached the Mozambican coast. Lourenço Marques
Lourenço Marques
explored the area that is now Maputo
Maputo
Bay in 1544
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Colony
In politics and history, a colony is a territory under the immediate political control of a state, distinct from the home territory of the sovereign.[vague] For colonies in antiquity, city-states would often found their own colonies. Some colonies were historically countries, while others were territories without definite statehood from their inception. The metropolitan state is the state that rules the colony. In Ancient Greece, the city that founded a colony was known as the metropolis. "Mother country" is a reference to the metropolitan state from the point of view of citizens who live in its colony
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Lisbon
Lisbon
Lisbon
(/ˈlɪzbən/; Portuguese: Lisboa, IPA: [liʒˈboɐ] ( listen))[3] is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 552,700[4] within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km².[5] Its urban area extends beyond the city's administrative limits with a population of around 2.7 million people, being the 11th-most populous urban area in the European Union.[1] About 3 million people live in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area
Lisbon Metropolitan Area
(which represents approximately 27% of the country's population).[2] It is continental Europe's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon
Lisbon
lies in the western Iberian Peninsula
Iberian Peninsula
on the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
and the River Tagus
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Portuguese People
Portuguese people
Portuguese people
are a ethnic group indigenous to Portugal
Portugal
that share a common Portuguese culture and speak Portuguese as a primary language. Their predominant religion is Christianity, mainly Roman Catholicism. Historically the Portuguese people's heritage includes the pre-Celts, Celts
Celts
(Celtiberians, Lusitanians, Gallaecians
Gallaecians
and Celtici) the Romans, Greeks, Scandinavians, and migratory Germanic tribes like the Vandals, Visigoths
Visigoths
(Western Goths) and Suebi. The Roman Republic
Roman Republic
conquered the Iberian Peninsula
Iberian Peninsula
during the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. from the extensive maritime empire of Carthage during the series of Punic Wars. As a result of Roman colonization, the majority of local languages stem from the Vulgar Latin
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Chartered Companies
A chartered company is an association formed by investors or shareholders for the purpose of trade, exploration, and colonization. .Contents1 Notable chartered companies and their abbreviations/ years of formation1.1 Austrian 1.2 English crown charters 1.3 British crown charters 1.4 French 1.5 German 1.6 Portuguese 1.7 Low Countries 1.8 Russian 1.9 Scandinavian 1.10 Scotland 1.11 Spanish2 Appendices2.1 Notes 2.2 See also 2.3 References 2.4 External links 2.5 BibliographyNotable chartered companies and their abbreviations/ years of formation[edit] Austrian[edit]1719 Imperial Privileged Oriental Company 1722 Ostend Company 1775 Austrian East India Company[1]English crown charters[edit]The British East India Company's headquarters in London.1/8 share certificate of the
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Manica Province
Coordinates: 19°30′S 33°15′E / 19.500°S 33.250°E / -19.500; 33.250ManicaProvinceLooking down from Mount ZembeManica, Province of MozambiqueCountry MozambiqueCapital ChimoioGovernment • Governor Alberto MondlaneArea • Total 62,272 km2 (24,043 sq mi)Highest elevation 2,436 m (7,992 ft)Population (2007 census) • Total 1,412,248 • Density 23/km2 (59/sq mi)  [1]Postal code 22xxArea code(s) (+258) 251Website www.manica.gov.mz[1]Manica is a province of Mozambique
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Sofala Province
Coordinates: 19°0′S 34°45′E / 19.000°S 34.750°E / -19.000; 34.750SofalaProvinceGogogo, the highest peak of the Gorongosa mountain complexSofala, Province of MozambiqueCountry MozambiqueCapital BeiraGovernment • Governor Maria Helena TaipoArea • Total 68,018 km2 (26,262 sq mi)Population (2007 census) • Total 1,642,920 • Density 24/km2 (63/sq mi)Postal code 21xxArea code(s) (+258) 23Website www.sofala.gov.mz Sofala
Sofala
is a province of Mozambique
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Cabo Delgado Province
Coordinates: 12°45′S 39°30′E / 12.750°S 39.500°E / -12.750; 39.500Cabo DelgadoProvinceCabo Delgado, Province of MozambiqueCountry MozambiqueCapital PembaArea • Total 82,625 km2 (31,902 sq mi)Population (2017) • Total 2,333,278 • Density 28/km2 (73/sq mi)Postal code 32xxxArea code(s) (+258) 278Website www.cabodelgado.gov.mzCabo Delgado is the northernmost province of Mozambique. It has an area of 82,625 km² and a population of 2,333,278 (2017).[1] As well as bordering the neighboring country of Tanzania, it borders the provinces of Nampula and Niassa. The region is an ethnic stronghold of the Makonde tribe
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Niassa Province
Coordinates: 13°15′S 36°30′E / 13.250°S 36.500°E / -13.250; 36.500NiassaProvinceNiassa, Province of MozambiqueCountry MozambiqueCapital LichingaArea • Total 122,827 km2 (47,424 sq mi)Highest elevation 1,836 m (6,024 ft)Population (2007 census) • Total 1,170,783 • Density 9.5/km2 (25/sq mi)Postal code 33xxArea code(s) (+258) 271Website www.niassa.gov.mzNiassa is a province of Mozambique. It has an area of 122,827 km2 and a population of 1,027,037 (2006).[1] It is the most sparsely populated province in the country.[2] Lichinga
Lichinga
is the capital of the province. There are a minimum estimated 450,000 Yao people living in Mozambique
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Pluricontinental
Pluricontinentalism (Portuguese: Pluricontinentalismo) was a geopolitical concept, positing that Portugal
Portugal
was a transcontinental country and a unitary nation-state consisting of continental Portugal and its overseas provinces. With origins as early as the 14th century, pluricontinentalism gained official state-sponsorship in the Estado Novo regime.Contents1 Concept 2 History
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Multiracial
Multiracial
Multiracial
is defined as made up of or relating to people of many races.[1] Many terms exist for people of various multiracial backgrounds. While some of the terms used in the past are considered insulting and offensive, there are many modern terms that multiracial people identify with. These include mixed-race (or simply "mixed"), biracial, multiracial, multiethnic, polyethnic, half, half-and-half, métis, creole, mestizo, mulatto, melungeon, criollo, chindian, dougla, quadroon, zambo, eurasian, hāfu, garifuna and pardo. Individuals of multiracial backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population in many parts of the world. In North America, studies have found that the multiracial population is continuing to grow. In many countries of Latin America
Latin America
and the Caribbean, mixed-race people make up the majority of the population
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South Africa
[Note 1]11 languagesAfrikaans Northern Sotho English Southern Ndebele Southern Sotho Swazi Tsonga Tswana Venda Xhosa ZuluEthnic groups (2014[3])80.2% Black 8.8% Coloured 8.4% White 2.5% AsianReligion See Religion in South AfricaDemonym South AfricanGovernment Unitary dominant-party parliamentary constitutional republic• PresidentCyril Ramaphosa• Deputy PresidentDavid Mabuza• Chairperson of the National Council of ProvincesThandi Modise• Speaker of the National AssemblyBaleka Mbete• Chief JusticeMogoeng MogoengLegislature Parliament• Upper houseNational Council• Lower houseNational AssemblyIndependence from the United Kingdom• Union31 May 1910• Self-governance11 December 1931• Republic31 May 1961•
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Overseas Administrative Territorial Entity
A territory is an administrative division, usually an area that is under the jurisdiction of a state. In most countries, a territory is an organized land controlled division of an area that is controlled by a country but is not formally developed into, or incorporated into, a political unit of the country that is of equal status to other political units that may often be referred to by words such as "provinces" or "states"
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Tax Per Head
A poll tax, also known as head tax or capitation, is a tax levied as a fixed sum on every liable individual.[1] Head taxes were important sources of revenue for many governments from ancient times until the 19th century. In the United Kingdom, poll taxes were levied by the governments of John of Gaunt
John of Gaunt
in the 14th century, Charles II in the 17th and Margaret Thatcher
Margaret Thatcher
in the 20th century
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Muslim
65–75% Sunni
Sunni
Islam[22][note 1] 10–13% Shia
Shia
Islam[22] 15–20% Non-denominational Islam[23] ~1% Ahmadiyya[24] ~1% Other Muslim
Muslim
traditions, e.g
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Swahili People
The Swahili people
Swahili people
(or Waswahili) are an ethnic and cultural group inhabiting East Africa. Members primarily reside on the Swahili coast, in an area encompassing the Zanzibar
Zanzibar
archipelago, littoral Kenya, the Tanzania
Tanzania
seaboard, and northern Mozambique. The name Swahili is derived from the Arabic
Arabic
word Sawāhil سواحل, meaning coasts. The Swahili speak the Swahili language, which belongs to the Bantu branch of the Niger-Congo family.Contents1 Definition 2 Religion 3 Language 4 Economy 5 Architecture 6 Notable people6.1 Tanzania 6.2 Zanzibar 6.3 Kenya 6.4 Comoros7 See also 8 References 9 External linksDefinition[edit] See also: Shirazi people The Swahili people
Swahili people
originate from Bantu inhabitants of the coast of Southeast Africa, in Kenya, Tanzania
Tanzania
and Mozambique
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