Stock Photo: Mozambique, Maputo. The glistening white Catholic cathedral in the Pra_a Independencia in the Baixa district of Maputo. The cathedral was completed in 1944. Maputo is the capital of Mozambique. It is a bustling, attractive port city with a population of at least 1.5 million. IMaputo is a very agreeable city which is considerably safe and more attractive when compared to other African capitals.