The Island of Mozambique (Ilha de Moçambique in Portuguese) lies off northern Mozambique, between the Mozambique Channel and Mossuril Bay in the Indian Ocean. It is part of Nampula Province. Prior to 1898 when the capital was moved to what is now Maputo, it was the capital of colonial Portuguese East Africa.
With its rich history and sandy beaches, the
Island of Mozambique is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of
Mozambique's fastest growing tourist destinations.
Bruce Berry, 15 Aug 2012
The current municipal flag
of Mozambique Island has a light blue background. In the
centre is the municipal logo, a stylised depiction of the
Church of Santo António, in white with a black outline. The
name of the municipality,
Ilha de Moçambique, is written in black letters on a white background in a scroll below.
Antonio Teixeira, 13 Sept 2017
A photos of the Church of
António can be seen
António Martins-Tuválkin, 08 Dec 2017
The flag of the Island of
Mozambique prior to independence in June 1975 was in the classic
Portuguese gyronny pattern with the municipal arms in the centre.
Vanja Poposki, 15 Aug 2012