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Ville de Lubumbashi
Skyline of Ville de Lubumbashi
Offeecial seal o Ville de Lubumbashi
Nickname(s): L'shi – Lubum
Location in the Congo
Location in the Congo
Country  Democratic Republic o the Congo
Province Katanga
Foondit 1910
 • Govrenor Moise Katumbi
 • Total 747 km2 (288 sq mi)
 • Laund 747 km2 (288 sq mi)
Elevation 1,208 m (3,963 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Tot 1,786,397
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,200/sq mi)
Time zone DRC2 (UTC+2)

Lubumbashi (umwhile French Élisabethville, or Dutch Aboot this soondElisabethstad ) in the sootheastren pairt o Democratic Republic o the Congo, is the seicont lairgest ceety in the kintra, seicont anly tae the naition's caipital Kinshasa. Lubumbashi is the minin caipital o the Democratic Republic o Congo, actin as a hub for mony o the kintra's biggest minin companies.[1]The copper-minin ceety serves as the caipital o the relatively prosperous Katanga Province, lyin near the Zambian border. Population estimates vary widely but average aroond 1.5 million.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Michael J. Kavanagh (23 March 2013). "Congolese Militia Seizes UN Compound in Katanga's Lubumbashi". Retrieved 23 March 2013. 

Coordinates: 11°40′S 27°28′E / 11.667°S 27.467°E / -11.667; 27.467