Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Lourenco Marquez
LOURENCO MARQUEZ (lō-rān′sö mär′kes), one of the 6 districts of the province of Mozambique in Portuguese East Africa, and the name of the capital of the district and province. It is the seat of the governor-general of the province, is located on Delagoa Bay and is the terminus of the Delagoa Bay railway to Pretoria (347 miles) and of a new line, still under construction, to the border of Swaziland. Imports (1916) about $7,000,000; exports (1916) about $1,500,000. Pop. 13,154. See Delagoa Bay; Mozambique; Portuguese East Africa.