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Nampula is the capital city of Nampula Provincemarker in Mozambiquemarker.It has a population of 303,346 (1997 census), and 471,717(2007 census) making it the third largest city in Mozambiquemarker after Maputomarker and Beiramarker. Today, however, the city population is well over that number. It is home to the Mozambique National Ethnographic Museum, several markets, cathedrals and mosques.

It is also the center of business in northern Mozambique. Nampula has a few western style hotels and restaurants. It also has an airport and is a transport hub for local transport in Northern Mozambique; however, it is not noted as a tourist destination.

Abel Xavier, a Portuguese football player, and Carlos Queiroz, a Portuguese football manager formerly in charge of Real Madrid, are also from Nampula, by then a city of the Portuguese Overseas Province of Mozambiquemarker.


A railway line serves this town. A railway workshop is located here. The town also has an airport, Nampula Airportmarker.


Year Population
1970 126 126
1997 314 965
2007 477 900


Image:Mozambique020.jpg|Local women on the streetImage:Mozambique025.jpg|A Makhuwa family in NampulaImage:Mozambique022.jpg|Local boys in Nampula



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