Kolwezi

Kolwezi or Kolwesi is the capital city of Lualaba Province in the south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, west of Likasi. It is home to an airport and a railway to Lubumbashi. Just outside of Kolwezi there is the static inverter plant of the HVDC Inga-Shaba.[4] The population is approximately 573,000.

Kolwezi
Provincial capital and city
Ville de Kolwezi
Kolwezi
Location in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 10°43′S 25°28′E
Country DR Congo
ProvinceLualaba
Founded1938
City status1971
District1976 (1976)–2015 (2016)
Founded byUnion Minière
CommunesDilala, Manika
Government
  MayorJacques Masengo[1]
Area
  City213 km2 (82 sq mi)
Elevation
1,448 m (4,751 ft)
Population
 (2015[2])
  City572,942
  Density2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
  Urban480,000
Time zoneUTC+2 (Central Africa Time)
ClimateCwa

Before the creation of Lualaba province in 2015 Kolwezi had two territories attached to it and the whole was known as the Kolwezi District.


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