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Location of Lusaka in Zambia

Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. It is located in south central Zambia at 15°25′S 28°17′E, on a plateau at 1300 m (4265 ft) in altitude. It has a population of 1,084,703 (2000 census). It is in the Lusaka Province, the central province of Zambia, which is a densely populated and tribally diverse region. The Lunsemfwa River is near the city. Since it is the commercial center and governmental seat of Zambia, all the arterial roads lead to Lusaka[citation needed]. Image File history File links ZM-Lusaka. ... In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Lusaka Province is one of Zambias nine provinces. ... The Lunsemfwa River is a river in Zambia. ...

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History

Lusaka was expanded in 1905 by European settlers, at the site of a village named after the village headman Lusaaka. Due to its central location, in 1935, it replaced Livingstone as the capital of the British colony of Northern Rhodesia. After the federation of Northern and Southern Rhodesia in 1953, it was a centre of the civil disobedience movement that led to the creation of the independent state of Zambia. In 1964, it became the capital of the newly independent Zambia. This article is about the continent. ... Memorial to David Livingstone Livingstone, main street Livingstone also Maramba is a town and provincial capital in Zambia, located about 10 km from Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River. ... Flag of Northern Rhodesia. ...


Culture

The city centre lies around Cairo Road, around which lie the New City Market and Kamwala Market, a major shopping area, and the Zintu Community Museum. Further east lies the government area, around the Cathedral Hill and Ridgeway areas. Other suburbs include Elizabetha Villa, Fairview, Kabulonga, Kabwata (a working class area, home to the Kabwata Cultural Centre), Madras, Manda Hill (another major shopping area), Northmead (known for its nightlife), Olympia Park, Rhodes Park, Roma, Thorn Park and Woodlands. Attractions include Lusaka National Museum, the Political Museum, the Zintu Community Museum, the Freedom Statue, the Zambian National Assembly, the Agricultural Society Showgrounds (known for their annual show), the Moore Pottery Factory, the Lusaka Playhouse theatre, a cinema, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, a centotaph, a golf club, the Lusaka Central Sports Club, and the zoo and botanical gardens of the Munda Wanga Environmental Park. The city is also home to the University of Zambia. Cairo Road, Lusaka, Zambia. ... The term working class is used to denote a social class. ... Nightlife is the collective term for any entertainment that is available and more popular from the late evening into the early hours of the morning. ... Olympia Park is a multi-use stadium in Rustenburg, South Africa. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... Golf club can mean several things: For the piece of sports equipment, see golf club (equipment) For an organization (whether non-profit or for profit) enrolling members and maintaining a golf course for their use, see country club. ... Giraffes in Sydneys Taronga Zoo Zoo redirects here. ... Inside the United States Botanic Garden Botanical gardens grow a wide variety of plants both for scientific purposes and for the enjoyment and education of visitors. ... The University of Zambia is Zambias largest university, founded in 1966. ...


Modern times

Lately, Lusaka has become a popular urban settlement for most Zambians and tourists alike. Its central nature and fast growing infrastructure sector has increased donor confidence and as such Zambians are seeing signs of development in the form of job creation, housing, etc. Consequently, it is quite evident that with proper and effective economic reforms, Lusaka as well as Zambia as a whole will develop considerably.


Airport

The city is home to Lusaka International Airport and lies on the railway line from Livingstone to Kitwe. This airport is the hub of Zambian Airways. The airport is also used as a military airport as well as a public one. Lusaka International Airport is an airport in Zambia. ... Railroad or railway tracks are used on railways, which, together with railroad switches (points), guide trains without the need for steering. ... Memorial to David Livingstone Livingstone, main street Livingstone also Maramba is a town and provincial capital in Zambia, located about 10 km from Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River. ... Kitwe is the third-largest town in Zambia, with a population of 363,734 (2000 census). ... Zambian Airways is an airline based in Zambia. ...


2011 All African Games

Lusaka will host the 2011 All-Africa Games. A new stadium of a 70,000 capacity will be built in Lusaka for the games. This is the first time the country has held the games, and games related development is contributing to some city-wide redevelopment. The 10th All-Africa Games will take place in 2011 in Lusaka, Zambia. ...


External links

  • Lusaka City Council
  • Zambia Tourism page on Lusaka
  • Map of Lusaka
  • Visit Zambia Campaign
  • Lusaka Social Centre

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Lusaka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (401 words)
Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia.
It is in the Region of Lusaka, being the central province of Zambia, this naturally makes it the most densely populated and the most tribally diverse region.
Lusaka was expanded in 1905 by European settlers, at the site of a village named after the village headman Lusaaka.
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Lusaka is a city whose bustling chaos has a certain charm that is just Zambia.
Lusaka is as much a part of "the real Africa" as the rich national parks and stunning scenery.
Lusaka is close to the centre of Zambia between the eastern and western bulges.
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