Kitwe

Kitwe kē´twā [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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