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. The population is approximately 573,000.
Provincial capital and city
|Ville de Kolwezi|
|Founded by||Union Minière|
|• Mayor||Jacques Masengo|
|• City||213 km2 (82 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,448 m (4,751 ft)|
|• Density||2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (Central Africa Time)|
Before the creation of Lualaba province in 2015 Kolwezi had two territories attached to it and the whole was known as the Kolwezi District.