Kabwe

/kahb"way/, n.
a city in central Zambia: oldest mining town; cave site where the fossil skull of Rhodesian man was found. 143,635. Formerly, Broken Hill.

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Zambia

      town, central Zambia. It is an important transportation and mining centre north of Lusaka on the Great North Road, at an elevation of 3,879 feet (1,182 metres). The Rhodesian Broken Hill Development Company (formed 1903) was instrumental in opening the region to foreign mining interests. After the mine was sunk for extraction of the high-grade zinc, vanadium, and lead ores, the first railway in the country was built, extending northeastward from Victoria Falls (now in Zimbabwe). The need for power led to the opening in 1924 of one of Africa's early hydroelectric power stations, on the Mulungushi River, 32 miles (51 km) southeast. Kabwe is the headquarters of Zambia Railways. Corn (maize) and tobacco are cultivated in the surrounding area. In 1921 fossils of animal and human bones (the Kabwe cranium) and stone tools were found in the mines. Pop. (2000) urban area, 176,758.

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