November 5th, 2009, 04:43 AM
Kitwe is the second largest city in Zambia, with a population of 363,734 (2000 census). It is the hub of the Copperbelt, Zambia's copper-mining region, in the Province of that name, with a complex of mines on its north-western and western edges.
Kitwe includes a number of townships and suburbs including Nkana East, Nkana West, Mindolo and Garneton. The city is sometimes referred to as Kitwe-Nkana. As well as the mines, the city has light industrial areas manufacturing building materials, furniture and consumer goods.
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November 5th, 2009, 05:24 AM
2nd largest city in Zambia, geographically near or on route towards Lubumbashi in DRC. Feel free to contribute, this one for me alone will be a difficult task.
November 5th, 2009, 10:53 PM
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April 9th, 2010, 02:44 PM
Lived in Kitwe from 1979 to 89 and loved every part of life there.It had the best climate of any city/town I have visited in the world and I have visited 10 countires in 4 continents.
A beautiful calm city with an easy pace of life, I always thought Kitwe was smaller than Ndola and so the 3rd largest city in Zambia...
Has it overtaken Ndola in size now?
Thanks for the pic updates Storm Shadow. The Barclays and Kitwe Hardware still look the same, the others I am not sure of.
One anusing detail in your map of Zambia is that they have forgotten to show Kitwe on it :)
Shoprite seems to be a new supermarket chain whcih wasnt there in 89 when we left Zambia. Is this near NIEC stores in Kitwe?
Very Happy to see a Kitwe thread thanks for opening it Storm Shadow...:)
April 9th, 2010, 03:15 PM
Some pictures from the facebook's 'Kitwe' group.
Coronation Square, Kaunda Square when i was there and now City Square - you can see the Barclays bank building still the same even now. CC: D.J.Sampat
Standard Chartered CC: D.J.Sampat
Then the entrance to the Zcbc shopping centre- there is that solid looking Barclays Bank building in the corner to the right CC: D.J.Sampat
The post office in this city centre opposite Zcbc - this was decades old when Zambia was Northern Rodhesia :) CC: D.J.Sampat
On the other side Bata- by choice :), then Abani stores now Moba Supermarket CC: D.J.Sampat
ZCCM Central offices opposite the ZCCM hospital - lovely calm locale CC: D.J.Sampat
Good Ol Independence Avenue - one of the show piece roads in Kitwe CC: D.J.Sampat
Now this is an Ooold pic CC: D.J.Sampat
When Edinburg Hotel was being built CC: D.J.Sampat
Nkana Cinema in the 60s when it was built - was a special dress up affair to go to the movies then in those days iI believe CC: D.J.Sampat
Rokana Club then CC: D.J.Sampat
Mindolo Sailing Club I think it was on the way to South Down Airport CC: D.J.Sampat
And a beautiful sunset over the Mindolo reservoir to wind up today's reservoir of pictures