New address code for Maputo
only 450 out of an existing 2400 roads in the capital city, Maputo, have
been given names, a new identification system has been introduced which
entails numbering all roads: those which have names have maintained their
names with a number added on to it, those yet to be named have been identified
by a number as a short term measure while names are attributed to them.
The new system of road numbering consists of two parts: the first part
of the number represents the geographic area, while the second part, with
no greater than three digits (001 - 999), refers to its order. For example
in address zone 2, the road numbered 97 is represented as follows: 2.097.
The numbering of plots, houses or buildings corresponds to the distance
in metres from the starting point of the road (point zero) to the main
entrance. Even numbers are on the right side while odd numbers are on
Map courtesy of Conselho Municipal da Cidade de Maputo
Missão Francesa da Cooperação e de Acção Cultural Groupe Huit - Célula
after street names
Note should be made that whenever
the road length on the map is too short to accommodate the full name and
number, it is represented by a number and a geometric shape, which varies
according to the nature of the road.