Lubumbashi

Lubumbashi (former names: Élisabethville (French); Elisabethstad  (Dutch)) is the second-largest city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, located in the country's southeasternmost part, along the border with Zambia. The capital and principal city of the Haut-Katanga Province, Lubumbashi is the center of mining in the region, acting as a hub for many of the country's largest mining companies.[3] No definite population figures are available, but the population of the city's urban area is estimated to be around 2,584,000 in 2021.[2]

Lubumbashi
Provincial capital and city
Ville de Lubumbashi
Nickname: 
L'shi – Lubum
Lubumbashi
Location in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 11°39′51″S 27°28′58″E
CountryDemocratic Republic of the Congo
ProvinceHaut-Katanga
Founded1910
Government
  MayorMartin Kazembe[1]
Area
  Land747 km2 (288 sq mi)
  Urban
747 km2 (288 sq mi)
Elevation
1,208 m (3,963 ft)
Population
 (2021)
  Urban2,584,000
  Urban density3,500/km2 (9,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (Central Africa Time)
ClimateCwa

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