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Empreza do Limpopo

[Empreza Do Limpopo houseflag]by Jarig Bakker, 28 Dec 2004

Empreza do Limpopo, Lourenço Marques - red burgee, white "EL" between two white 5-pointed stars.
Source: Scott, R.M., The Caltex book of Flags and Funnels, Capetown, Caltex Africa Ltd. (1959).
Jarig Bakker, 28 Dec 2004

The "Limpopo Company" name refers to the river Limpopo (1,600 km). The Limpopo is the border of south-western Botswana and South Africa, then of southern Zimbabwe with South Africa, and eventually enters Mozambique and flows into the Indian Ocean near the town of João Belo. After the independence of Mozambique from Portugal, the name of its
capital city was changed from Lourenço Marques to Maputo.
Ivan Sache, 29 Dec 2004

Empreza isn't correct in contemporary portuguese, but it might have been correct at the time - today, the same word is spelled "empresa".
Jorge Candeias, 29 Dec 2004