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Kitwe Destination Guide

Explore Kitwe in Zambia.

Kitwe in the region of Copperbelt with it's 400,914 inhabitants is located in Zambia - some 180 mi (or 290 km) North of Lusaka, the country's capital city.

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Time in Kitwe is now 06:52 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Lusaka" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Solwezi, Ndola, Mansa, Lusaka, Kasama or Chamboli. Since you are here already, consider visiting Wusikili, Nkana, Mindolo, Kitwe, Garneton and Buchi and Kamitondo. We saw some hobby films in the internet. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Nkana West Kitwe Zambia

04:41 min ( April 25, 2010 by tasila)
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Quick drive through Nkana West, a mine suburb to the immediate west of the Kitwe City Centre and adjacent to the massive Nkana Mine infrastructure

Kitwe City Centre to Parklands Zambia

03:57 min ( July 21, 2010 by tasila)
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Short drive from the Kitwe City Centre to Parklands via Independence and Freedom Avenue, Kitwe Zambia

Kitwe Zambia

07:01 min ( August 29, 2009 by tasila)
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Part of Kitwe City Centre on the Copperbelt Province, Zambia. Kitwe is known as the hub of the Copperbelt because of its central location and its strategic position in the copper/cobalt mining and rel...

Aerial Tour Of Kitwe 2010 Dec

08:26 min ( December 07, 2010 by KitweOnline)
Views: 3,109 - Rating: 4.5/5

A tour of Kitwe-Zambia from the air. See the main land marks of Kitwe including Kafue River, Chamboli,Wusakile,Ndeke,Nkana West,Nkana East, Town Center, Freedom Park, Chisokone Market, Parklands,River...

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Interesting facts about this location


Kitwe is the second largest city in terms of size and population in Zambia. With a population of 504,194 (2010 census provisional) Kitwe is one of the most developed commercial and industrial areas in the nation, alongside Ndola and Lusaka. It has a complex of mines on its north-western and western edges. Kitwe includes a number of townships and suburbs including Nkana East, Nkana West, Mindolo and Garneton. The city is sometimes referred to as Kitwe-Nkana.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -12.8, 28.21 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Kitwe, Mining communities in Africa, Populated places in Zambia

Copperbelt University

Copperbelt University was established by an act of the Zambian Parliament in 1987. It is located in Kitwe and earlier it was part of the University of Zambia.

More reading: Copperbelt University homepage
Located at -12.8, 28.21 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Association of Commonwealth Universities, Educational institutions established in 1987, Forestry education, Universities in Zambia


Nkana is a section of the city of Kitwe, Copperbelt Province, Zambia which started off in the early part of the 20th century as a railway station to support the growing complex of copper mining operations. It was named after Chief Nkana, the local traditional ruler. The copper mines of Nkana were originally owned by the Anglo-American Corporation of South Africa. A large smelter was built at the site of the Nkana Mine.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -12.8, 28.21 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Copperbelt Province, Populated places in Zambia


Kalulushi is a town in the Copperbelt Province in north central Zambia. Municipal (district) population 75,806 at the 2000 Census. It was established in 1953 as a company town for workers at the nearby Chibuluma copper and cobalt mine, and it became a public town in 1958. It is located 14 km (9 mi) west of Kitwe, the nearest rail station, at an altitude of 1,260 m (4,130 ft). The city's major employer is ZCCM (Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines).

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -12.8, 28.21 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Zambia

Copperbelt Province

Copperbelt Province in Zambia covers the mineral-rich Copperbelt, and farming and bush areas to the south. It was the backbone of the Northern Rhodesian economy during British colonial rule and fuelled the hopes of the immediate post-independence period, but its economic importance was severely damaged by a crash in global copper prices in 1973 and the nationalization of the copper mines by the government of Kenneth Kaunda.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -12.8, 28.21 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 20 mi away.
Tags:Copper, Copperbelt Province, Geology of Zambia, Plate tectonics, Provinces of Zambia