The Quirimbas Archipelago


The Quirimbas Archipelago is part of the Tentative list of Mozambique in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Quirimbas Archipelago is a mixed nomination of about 31 islands along the northern end of Mozambique, with a rich ecosystem of coral reefs, mangrove and sandy beach. It also includes old Portuguese settlements with Arabic influence (and connection to slave and ivory trade) and pre-colonial Swahili settlements (as the Ibo Stone Town).

Map of The Quirimbas Archipelago

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Jonathan Brooks

UK - 28-Apr-10 -

I spent nearly three months on Quirimba Island in the summer of 1996. As part of a volunteer team we spent our days researching the surrounding reefs of the archipelago and joining the fishing fleet to 'count' catches. Quite simply the most memorable summer of my life. A beautiful place and amazing people.

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2008 Revision

Successor to former TWHS Quirimba archipelago and Ibo island (1997) and Great Inselberg Archipelago of N Mozambique (1990-1997)

2008 Added to Tentative List

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