Kitwe (kēˈtwā) [key], city (1990 est. pop. 338,200), N central Zambia, near the Congo; founded 1936. It is the main commercial and industrial center of the Copperbelt. Copper is mined, and food products, clothing, and plastics are manufactured there. The Zambia Institute of Technology is in Kitwe.
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