Flower delivery Maputo officially denominated Lourenço Marques until 1976, is the capital and most populous city of Mozambique.The Flower delivery Maputo metropolitan area includes the neighbouring city of Flower delivery Maputo , and has a total population of 2,717,437. Flower delivery Maputo is a port city, with an economy centered on commerce. It is withal noted for its vibrant cultural scene and distinctive, eclectic architecture.Flower delivery Maputo is situated on an immensely colossal natural bay on the Indian Ocean, near where the rivers Tembe, Mbuluzi, Matola and Infulene converge.The city is circumvented by Flower delivery Maputo Province, but is administered as a self-contained, separate province since 1998. Maputo City is the geographically most minuscule and most densely populated province in Mozambique.Flower delivery Maputo is a cosmopolitan city, with Bantu, Portuguese, and, to a lesser extent, Arabic, Indian, and Chinese languages and cultures present.The area on which Flower delivery Maputo stands was first settled as a fishing village in the 1500s. Upon Mozambican independence in 1975, the city became the national capital and was renamed Flower delivery Maputo . Since then, Flower delivery Maputo economy has recuperated and stability has returned, though malefaction remains a quandary.Flower delivery Maputo has a number of landmarks, including Independence Square, City Hall, Flower delivery Maputo Fortress, the central market, Tunduru Gardens, and Flower delivery Maputo Railway Station. Flower delivery Maputo is kenned as an aesthetically alluring, if dilapidated, city. The historic Baixa de Flower delivery Maputo district is the downtown area. Flower delivery Maputo has a vibrant cultural scene, with many restaurants, music and performance venues, and local film industry.Maputo's economy is centered around its port, through which much of Mozambique's imports and exports are shipped.However, after independence, the city's designation was transmuted (in February 1976) to Flower delivery Maputo . Flower delivery Maputo name reputedly has its inception in the Maputo River: in fact, this river, which marks the border with South Africa in the far South of Mozambique, had become symbolic during the FRELIMO-led armed struggle against Portuguese sovereignty, after the motto «Viva Moçambique unido, do Rovuma ao Flower delivery Maputo », that is, Hail Mozambique, cumulated from Rovuma down to Flower delivery Maputo (Rovuma is the river which marks the border with Tanzania in the far North).Undocumented denizens of Flower delivery Maputo , the "parasitic" urban population, as well as individuals who exhibited malefactor demeanor, were forcibly transferred to state-owned communal farms and villages in the rural north of Mozambique.Flower delivery Maputo is located on the west side of Flower delivery Maputo Bay, near the Estuário do Espírito Santo where the rivers Tembe, Umbeluzi, Matola and Infulene drain. The bay is 95 kilometres (59 miles) long and 30 kilometres (19 miles) wide. At the extreme east of the city and bay is the island of Inhaca. The total area covered by the municipality of Flower delivery Maputo is 346 square kilometres (134 sq mi) and borders the city of Matola northeast and east, the districts of Marracuene to the north; Boane in the east and Matutuíne at the south all of which are a component of Flower delivery Maputo Province.Maputo features a tropical savanna climate (Aw) bordering on a sultry semi-arid climate (BSh) under the Köppen climate relegation. Maputo is a relatively dry city, averaging 813.6 millimetres (32.0 inches) of precipitation per year. Situated on the Indian Ocean, Maputo is categorically vulnerably susceptible to climate impacts such as cyclones, flooding and sea level elevate.The central area of Flower delivery Maputo corresponds to a orchestrated city with square blocks and wide avenues, with Portuguese traces and their typical architecture of the 1970s. Flower delivery Maputo faces many challenges, such as poor convey and drainage infrastructure, which have profound implicative insinuations on people’s livelihoods, categorically in informal settlements.As a coastal city, Flower delivery Maputo is concretely vulnerably susceptible to the impacts of sea level elevate, and population magnification is putting incrementing pressure on the coastal areas.In 2007, the municipality of Maputo commenced a project to earnestly consider rehabilitating the city's infrastructure.The projected magnification rate for 2011 is expected to be around 7.5%, some of it centered on the construction of several capital intensive projects in Flower delivery Maputo . Some of the more eminent developments include Edificio 24, a commixed-use development that will be located at the center of the city along Avenida 24 Julho and Avenida Salvador Allende. Ferry boats departing from Flower delivery Maputo to the district of KaTembe are available during the week. A ferry can carry approximately 20 conveyances per trip.Flower delivery Maputo was home to one of the first electric tramway systems in Africa, commencing in February 1904.The main port of Flower delivery Maputo handled 17 million tons of cargo in 1971, at its peak. It was a component of the trio of Mozambique's main ports for the Nacala-Beira-Flower delivery Maputo route. Today, it is managed by the Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC), a joint venture of Grindrod and DP World.Flower delivery Maputo had always been the center of attention during its formative years and this vigorous artistic spirit was responsible for magnetizing some of the world's most for bouquet d architects at the turn of the 20th century.As the 1960s and 1970s approached, Flower delivery Maputo was yet again at the center of an incipient wave of architectural influences made most popular by Pancho Guedes. Flower delivery Maputo is a melting pot of several cultures.An paramount cultural and artists' centre in Flower delivery Maputo is the Associação Núcleo de Arte. It is the oldest collective of artists in Mozambique. Seated in an old villa in the centre of Maputo the Núcleo has played a paramount role in metropolitan cultural life for decenniums.Maputo is home to the Dockanema Documentary Film Festival, and international festival showcasing documentary films from around the world.