Kabwe meaning Broken Hill is a town in central Zambia, the capital of Central Province. The population is about 210 thousand people. The airport of the town is located north of the capital Lusaka at a height of 1182 m. After opening of zinc deposits in 1902 in the Broken Hill the construction of infrastructure for the production and the refining of nonferrous metals (lead, zinc and vanadium) increased. In 1903 was founded “Rhodesian Broken Hill Development Company”, serving the interests of the industry. By 1906, this railway was built, the management company “Rhodesian Railways”, in Broken Hill was created by its northern part - the largest number of workers in the city after the company mines. In 1909 the road was paved to the town of Ndola, that became in the late 1920s, the center of copper-bearing belt of Northern Rhodesia. In 1924, to serve the mine was built by one of the first in Africa, hydroelectric power plants on the river Mulungushi, 51 km south-east of Kabwe.
Kabwe is a major transport node (road and rail). Kabwe passes through the main transport path of the country - "The Great North Road." The city is the headquarters of the company “Zambia Railways”. After closing of the mine in the 1990s the economic situation deteriorated. In the 1980s, was built a textile factory with Chinese capital, but it closed in 2007. In the surrounding areas grow maize and tobacco. According to the Blacksmith Institute Kabwe is among the ten most polluted places on the Earth because of the contamination with heavy metals.
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The Republic of Zambia with its capital city Lusaka is located in Central Africa. The Republic of Zambia shares borders with Angola in the west, the Democratic Republic of Congo in the west and north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east and Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south. Most of the country is located on a hilly plateau, lowering to the south. Areas of sublime relief include the famous Copper Belt and the picturesque plateau on the border with Nico Malawi, which is the highest point - the peak Mvanda (2150 m). The total area of the country is of 752.6 thousand square km. The climate, as it should be in Africa, tourists will be pleased: the coldest month is July, when the temperature drops to +15 ° C. In October, the air is to +27 ° C. The population is of 9 million 663 thousand persons, of whom 98 7% - indigenous Africans. The official language is English, but the local population uses to communicate vernaculars Bantu.
Tours to Zambia today offer a variety of operators. The Republic is famous for its beautiful nature and it has 19 protected national parks, the largest and the most popular of which is Kefyu. You will remember forever your holidays in this African country known to the world with its Victoria Falls, archaeological sites, numerous museums, and rafting on the Zambezi rapid River . The most popular is the tourist resort environment Zambian Siavonga, which is located in the north-eastern extremity of the lake called Kariba. The famous giant Victoria Falls (120 m and a width of about 2 km) is situated at the border area of Zambia on the Zambezi River near the town of Livingston. One of the best places to observe the "big plan" Victoria is at the "Knife Edge", which can only be achieved by subtle, but absolutely safe pedestrian bridge that passes directly through clouds of spray to the rocky island, a cliff overlooking a river. If the water is low and the wind is favorable, you will see a magnificent panorama of waterfalls and view the yawning chasm below the Zambezi Bridge which is more than offset the slight difficulty lifting. It is in Zambia where you can get an adrenaline rush, flying in a helicopter, light aircraft or glider, or alloys of the white foam of the boiling water on rafts and canoes. Here, also, to "Victoria Falls Bridge" is the world's largest attraction "bungee jump" (better known here as "bungee") - the height of the separation point is 111 m. Fans of more traditional rest also will be pleased, for their services - fishing on Lake Kariba and Tanganyika National Parks safaris and South Luangwa Loshinvar, watching animals and birds.
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