Maputo, kent as Lourenço Marques afore unthirldom, is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Mozambique. It is kent as the Ceety o Acacias in reference tae acacia trees commonly foond alang its avenues an the Pearl o the Indie Ocean. It wis famous for the inscription "This is Portugal" on the walkwey o its municipal biggin. The day it is a port ceety on the Indie Ocean, wi its economy centred aroond the harbour. Accordin tae the 2007 census, the population is 1,766,184.Cotton, sugar, chromite, sisal, copra, an hardwood are the chief exports. The ceety manufacturs cement, pottery, furniture, shoes, an rubber. The ceety is surroondit bi Maputo Province, but is admeenistered as its awn province.