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Zambia(Encyclopedia)Zambia zm´b [key], officially Republic of Zambia, republic (2015 est. pop. 15,066,000), 290,584 sq mi (752,614 sq km), central Africa. It borders on Congo (Kinshasa) in the north, on Tanzania i...
Kafue(Encyclopedia)Kafue käfoo´ [key], river, c.600 mi (970 km) long, rising along the Zambia-Congo border, S central Africa, near Lubumbashi, and meandering through central Zambia to the Zambezi River. It provide...
Lusaka(Encyclopedia)Lusaka loosä´k [key], city (1990 est. pop. 982,400), alt. 4,200 ft (1,280 m), capital of Zambia, S central Zambia. A sprawling city located in a productive farm area, Lusaka is an administrative...
Kaunda, Kenneth David(Encyclopedia)Kaunda, Kenneth David koun´d [key], 1924–, African political leader, president of Zambia (1964–91), b. Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). A teacher and welfare officer, Kaunda opposed the formatio...
Kitwe(Encyclopedia)Kitwe k´tw [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 produ...
Mwanawasa, Levy Patrick(Encyclopedia)Mwanawasa, Levy Patrick lv´ mwänwä´s [key], 1948–2008, Zambian political leader, president of Zambia (2002–8). A lawyer opposed to Kenneth Kaunda's rule, he gained prominence in 19...
Ndola(Encyclopedia)Ndola nd´lä [key], city (1990 est. pop. 376,311), N central Zambia, near the Congo. It is a commercial, mining, and manufacturing center, located in the Copperbelt. Copper mining in Ndola long a...
Northern Rhodesia(Encyclopedia)Northern Rhodesia: see Zambia.
Chiluba, Frederick Jacob Titus(Encyclopedia)Chiluba, Frederick Jacob Titus, 1943–2011, Zambian labor and political leader. After several low-level jobs, he joined a union and rose in the labor movement to become (1974) chairman of the Zambia ...
Luangwa(Encyclopedia)Luangwa lwäng´wä [key], river, c.500 mi (800 km) long, S Africa. It rises in NE Zambia, near the Malawi border, and joins the Zambezi River. In the river valley lies Luangwa National Park, a former...
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