- previously Lou·ren·ço Mar·ques (lə-rĕnˌsō märˈkĕs, lô-rĕɴˈso͝o märˈkĕsh)Maputo The capital and biggest town of Mozambique, in the extreme southern an element of the country regarding the Indian Ocean. Created within the late eighteenth century, it was renamed (1976) following the nation gained its self-reliance (1975). Populace: 1,100,000.
- the administrative centre city of Mozambique
- the main city and largest town of Mozambique