Delagoa Bay


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Delagoa Bay,

Mozambique: see Maputo BayMaputo Bay,
formerly Delagoa Bay
, inlet of the Indian Ocean, c.55 mi (90 km) long and 20 mi (30 km) wide, S Mozambique, SE Africa; Maputo, the capital and chief port of Mozambique, is on the bay.
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Delagoa Bay

 

one of the best harbors of the Indian Ocean on the southeast coast of Africa. Length, about 112 km; width, 25-40 km; depth, 10-16 m. Its shores are low and swampy and covered with forests. The mouths of the rivers that flow into the bay are submerged and form good harbors. The port of Lourenço Marques (Mozambique) is on Delagoa Bay.

Delagoa Bay

an inlet of the Indian Ocean, in S Mozambique
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However, the island's importance in the global economy had gone for good and when East Africa once again became central to the concerns of the developed world it was to be Mombasa and Delagoa Bay, not Mozambique Island, that were to grow into modern cities.