Nacala known as Cidade de Nacala or Nacala-Porto is a city on the northern coast of Mozambique. Located in the southwestern indentation of inner Fernao Veloso Bay, it is the deepest natural port on the east coast of Africa. Nacala serves as the terminal for a rail line to the landlocked Malawi. South of Nacala is Mozambique Island, at one time the capital of Mozambique and now a World Heritage site. Nacala was founded as a little town and developed as a deep waters port and an industrial and exporting centre during the last period of the Portuguese rule of the territory which ended in the mid-1970s. Among its major industries were cement and cashew. Other important employers were the seaport, its small modern hospital, services. Nacala is site of one of three cement works in Mozambique. Nacala is the terminal of the Nacala railway that connects to the Central East African Railway of Malawi; the railway system was managed by the Railroad Development Corporation until September 2008 when it was sold to a group of Mozambican investors.
It is the location of the deep water port of Port of Nacala. There is an airbase, converted into an international airport, the Nacala Airport; the town is known for its beaches and scuba diving. There is another town in Mozambique called Nacala, the port city being called Cidade de Nacala. Fernao Veloso Bay Transport in Mozambique Railway stations in Mozambique Nacala Logistics Corridor Port of Nacala information Nacala development corridor CEAR linkage Accommodation and Scuba Diving on the east side of the bay
This is a list of cities in Portugal. In Portugal, a city is an honorific term given to locations that meet several criteria, such as having a minimum number of inhabitants, good infrastructure, or have a major historical importance; the country's demographic expansion of the 1980s prompted the elevation of several towns to city status and, as of 2018, 159 locations in Portugal are considered a city. In Portugal, the city is not an administrative division, therefore a city does not correspond to a municipality, with the exception of the urban municipalities, such as Lisbon, Funchal, Entroncamento, São João da Madeira; the municipality with the most cities is Paredes Municipality. Until 1910, a location was proclaimed city by royal charter, which happened 25 times to current Portuguese cities. During the Portuguese First Republic, the process was transferred to the parliament, which elevated three towns to the category of city; the dictatorial Estado Novo regime proclaimed seven cities on the Portuguese mainland, this time by government decree.
After the 1974 Carnation Revolution, proclamation of cities returned to parliament and now, Portugal has 156 cities, one of the consequences being that the title no longer holds the prestige it once had. Eight locations have been always considered cities since Portugal became an independent kingdom: Braga, Lamego and Viseu, as well as Évora and Silves, which were annexed at a date. Guarda was the first city proclaimed as part of the independent kingdom, in 1199; the most recent cities are: Albergaria-a-Velha, Lagoa, Valença, Senhora da Hora, São Pedro do Sul, Samora Correia, Borba. The most populous cities are: Lisbon, Vila Nova de Gaia, Amadora, Funchal, Setúbal, Agualva-Cacém, Rio Tinto, Viseu, Leiria, Guimarães, Barreiro, Évora, Portimão and Ponta Delgada. Except the city of Figueira da Foz List of Portuguese cities by population Subdivisions of Portugal List of towns in Portugal List of municipalities of Portugal List of parishes of Portugal List of cities in Europe "Cidades Portuguesas".
Instituto Nacional de Estatística. Archived from the original on 2007-05-23. Retrieved 2006-07-08. "Municípios Portugueses". Associação Nacional de Municípios Portugueses. Retrieved 2006-03-27. National Association of Portuguese Municipalities
Tusiata Avia is a New Zealand poet and children's author. Avia was raised in Christchurch, New Zealand, her father is Samoan and her mother is Palangi. Avia graduated from the University of Canterbury and in 2002 received an MA in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters. Avia's poetry explores Pasifika and cross-cultural themes, as well as the borders between traditional and contemporary life, between place and the self. Avia has toured both nationally and internationally performing her solo show Wild Dogs Under My Skirt which premiered at the 2002 Dunedin Fringe Festival, she is a creative writing lecturer at the Manukau Institute of Technology. Fale Aiutu - Spirit House, poetry Bloodclot, poetry Wild Dogs Under My Skirt, poetry Mele and the Fofo, children's book The Song, children's bookPoetry by Avia has appeared in numerous literary journals such as Takahe, Sport and Trout, she has been published in the Best New Zealand Poems series, including the 2004, 2009, 2011, 2017.
In 2005, Avia was awarded the Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer's Residency at the University of Hawai‘i and was the artist-in-residence at the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies at the University of Canterbury. In 2006 she won the Emerging Pacific Artist award at the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards. and was shortlisted for the Prize in Modern Letters in 2006. Avia was the 2010 Ursula Bethell writer in residence at the University of Canterbury. In 2013, Avia received the Janet Frame Literary Trust Award. Avia's poetry collection, Fale Aiutu - Spirit House, was shortlisted for the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards