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 Luanda Province
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

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

Church[edit]

The church Nossa Senhora da Conceição, more well known as Nossa Senhora da Muxima, was first established in colonial Portuguese Angola in 1599.

It is a popular pilgrimage destination in Angola, that can receive more than 1 million pilgrims annually.

During a holy mass in October 2013, an act of vandalism caused 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.