The island of Ibo is the capital of the district of Ibo and is part of the Quirimbas archipelago, located off the north coast of Mozambique., northwest of Cabo Delgado Province.
The Quirimbas Islands is an archipelago of about 50 small coral islands off the coast of Cabo Delgado province in the Indian Ocean, eleven of which constitute the Quirimbas National Park (Parque Nacional das Quirimbas).
In 2018 it was recognized as a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco.
Created in 2002, it covers 6 districts in the province of Cabo Delgado, with a total area of 7500 km2, including 11 of the islands of the Quirimbas archipelago . The largest and most populated island of this park is Ibo.
Although it has reached a certain level of political, economic and social stability, which has allowed it to boost its development process, Mozambique remains one of the poorest countries in the world.
It ranks 185th out of 191 countries in the Human Development Index ranking. In this regard, it is important to provide some figures that illustrate the worrying situation in this African country.