Lubumbashi
Lubumbashi is a metropolitan area in Dem. Rep. of the Congo
Inhabitants: 1,450,000 (World Rank 312)
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Lubumbashi
Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lubumbashi (formerly √Člisabethville or Elisabethstad) is the second largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (capital Kinshasa, formerly Zaire) and the hub of the southeastern part of the country. The copper-mining city serves as the capital of the relatively prosperous Katanga (formerly Shaba) province, lying near the Zambian border. Population estimates vary widely but average around 1.2 million.