Likasi (lĭkäsˈē) [key], formerly Jadotville zhädōvēlˈ, city (1984 pop. 213,862), Katanga province, SE Congo (Kinshasa). It is a major industrial, mining, and transportation center. Copper and cobalt are mined and refined, and cement, chemicals, and beverages are manufactured. The city has an archaeological and mineral museum.

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