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Location of Ndola in Zambia

Ndola is the second-largest city in Zambia, with a population of 374,757 (2000 census}. It is the main hub of the Copperbelt, a region in which Zambia's copper is mined. Copper exports provide a large part of Zambia's income, and as such, the city, although not a copper producing center itself, is very important to the country's economy. The town is connected to by rail to Kitwe and to Livingstone via Lusaka. It is home to an airport, a power station, a technical college, NORTEC and Northrise University. It lies on the Itawa and Kafubu Rivers and is home to the Slave Tree around which Arabic slave markets were held in the nineteenth century, before the town's foundation in 1904. The Dag Hammarskjöld Memorial ten kilometres along the Ndola/Kitwe road commemorates the site where the former United Nations Secretary General died in a plane crash on 18th September 1961 near Ndola during the Katanga crisis in Zaire. Ndola is also home to two sunken lakes found on the Copperbelt. Lake Chilengwa, lying about sixteen kilometres southeast of Ndola is one of them, the other being the 100 meter deep Lake Kashiba. Both lakes have local cultural significance. The lakes are formed by the collapse of surface rock into the underlying limestone. Lake Kashiba offers basic camping facilities, safe swimming and good birdwatching Image File history File links ZM-Ndola. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Copperbelt is a province of Zambia which is very rich in mineral deposits. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 4, d Appearance metallic pinkish red Atomic mass 63. ... Kitwe is the third-largest town in Zambia, with a population of 363,734 (2000 census). ... 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. ... Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. ... Oil power plant in Iraq A power station or power plant is a facility for the generation of electric power. ... A technical college focuses on teaching work skills. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ... Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld ( ) (July 29, 1905 – September 18, 1961) was a Swedish diplomat and the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. ... The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... The word culture, from the Latin colo, -ere, with its root meaning to cultivate, generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... Limey shale overlaid by limestone. ...


Coordinates: 12°58′S 28°38′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Ndola - Search Results - MSN Encarta (102 words)
Ndola, city, northern Zambia, capital of Copperbelt Province, near the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, formerly Zaire).
Mufulira, city, north central Zambia, in Copperbelt Province, near Kitwe and Ndola.
It is a road hub on a rail spur and a copper-mining center....
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