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Inhambane, also known as Terra de Boa Gente (Land of Good People - as named by Vasco da Gama in the late 15th Century), is a city located in southern Mozambique, lying on Inhambane Bay, 470 km northeast of Maputo and is one of the oldest settlements on Mozambique's eastern coast. Dhows traded here as early as the 11th century. It is the capital of the Inhambane Province and was declared a City on the 12th August, 2015.
The settlement owes its existence to a deep inlet into which the small Mutamba River flows.
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