Muxima

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Muxima
Municipality, commune and town
Muxima is located in Angola
Muxima
Muxima
Location in Angola
Coordinates: 9°31′S 13°58′E / 9.517°S 13.967°E / -9.517; 13.967Coordinates: 9°31′S 13°58′E / 9.517°S 13.967°E / -9.517; 13.967
Country  Angola
Province Bengo Province
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Muxima is a town, commune and municipality in Bengo Province in Angola.[1] It was founded in 1599 by the Portuguese. Muxima means "heart" in Kimbundu. It is the site of a Marian shrine.

History[edit]

It was founded by the Portuguese in 1599.

The image of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, better known as Nossa Senhora da Muxima, is the most popular in Angola and in the whole of África, receiving annually more than 1 million pilgrims. On the 27th October 2013, during the holy mass, was the aim of an attempt of destruction, suffering some reparable damages.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "City councils of Angola". Statoids. Retrieved April 6, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Grupo de vândalos invadiu a Muxima". Jornal de Angola. Retrieved October 28, 2013.