Maputo is the capital and most populous city of Mozambique. Located near the southern end of the country. The city had a population of 1,094,628 (2007). The Maputo metropolitan area includes the neighbouring city of Matola, and has a total population of 1,766,823.
Maputo is also noted for its vibrant cultural scene and distinctive, eclectic architecture.
Maputo is a port city, with an economy centred around commerce. Its economy is centred around the port, through which much of Mozambique's imports and exports are shipped. The chief exports include cotton, sugar, chromite, sisal, copra, and hardwood. In addition to trade, the city has robust manufacturing and service sectors. Several colleges and universities are located in Maputo