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Lubumbashi
Provincial capital and city
Ville de Lubumbashi
Lubumbashi, 2006
Lubumbashi, 2006
Flag of Lubumbashi
Official seal of Lubumbashi
Nickname: 
L'shi – Lubum
Lubumbashi is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lubumbashi
Lubumbashi
Location in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Coordinates: 11°39′51″S 27°28′58″E / 11.66417°S 27.48278°E / -11.66417; 27.48278
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)
 • Urban
[2]
2,584,000
 • Urban density3,500/km2 (9,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (Central Africa Time)
ClimateCwa
Websitehttps://villedelubumbashi.gouv.cd/

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]

  1. ^ Ngandu, Junior (25 January 2023). "Lubumbashi: le nouveau Maire promet de relever les défis sécuritaires et de lutter contre l'insalubrité". Politico.cd (in French). Retrieved 25 January 2023.
  2. ^ a b "PopulationStat.com". Archived from the original on 28 January 2021. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  3. ^ Michael J. Kavanagh (23 March 2013). "Congolese Militia Seizes UN Compound in Katanga's Lubumbashi". Archived from the original on 25 March 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2013.

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