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Island of Mozambique

The island of Mozambique is located along with the easternmost point of the Mozambican coast. This whole country got its name after this small island. The importance of this three-kilometer-long and half-kilometer-wide island is also evidenced by the fact that it was the capital of Portuguese East Africa until 1898. There is also the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte, which was built in 1522 and is officially the oldest building erected by Europeans in the southern hemisphere. Stone Town, a Portuguese settlement near Fort São Sebastião, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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