Official name
Republic of Mozambique
Eastern Africa
ISO 3166-1


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.

The city of Maputo faced many health and safety problems related with insufficient and poorly managed waste collection. These issues have been properly addressed with the introduction of MOPA – Monitoria Participativa in 2016. MOPA is a web-based platform for participatory monitoring of the delivery of public urban services, namely waste management issues, in the city of Maputo.