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Coordinates: 18°02′22″S 35°36′38″E / 18.03944°S 35.61056°E / -18.03944; 35.61056

The gravestone of Mary Livingstone in Chupanga

Chupanga, formerly Shupanga,[1] also known as Lacerdónia, is a village in Marromeu District, Sofala Province, Mozambique, located on the right bank of Zambezi River. It is the administrative center of one of the two postos which constitute Marromeu District. There are strata of grey and yellow sandstone, along with limestone, located nearby.

The village of Shupanga was founded before the arrival of Europeans. It was visited by the Second Zambesi Expedition of David Livingstone. The wife of Livingstone, Mary, died in Shupanga of malaria.[2]

Chupanga is located on Road N219, which connects it with Marromeu to the east and provide access to EN1 road to the west. It is connected by an unpaved road R1002 with Inhamitanga.[3]


  1. ^ "David Livingstone - The Missionary, The Explorer". h2g2. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Livingstone, David. "The Zambesi Expedition". Project Gutenberg. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Annex X - Current situation in the corridor: Roads" (PDF). Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor. Retrieved 14 June 2012.