Lubumbashi is located in Democratic Republic of the Congo in the region of Haut-Katanga. About 1,786,400 inhabitants live in the Central African metropolis.
The country is divided into ten provinces and the capital district. Lubumbashi is the capital of Katanga Province and is located in the very south of the country. Katanga is the second largest province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with almost 500,000 km2. With a population of 1.6 million, Lubumbashi is the second largest city after Kinshasha in the country. It has an area of 747 km2. The city was formerly called Elisabethville (Flemish Elisabethstad) and was founded in 1910 by the Belgian colonial rulers. She was named after the Belgian Queen Elisabeth Gabriele in Bavaria. The Katanga region is one of the most resource-rich provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There are numerous deposits of copper, cobalt or uranium here. In Lubumbashi there is one of three universities in the country (the other two are in Kinshasa and in Kisangani).
In which country is Lubumbashi?
What is Lubumbashi known for?
Where is Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo?
Which province is Lubumbashi in?