The Copperbelt Province is situated in Northern , a region which is very rich in minerals. It was the backbone of the Northern Rhodesian economy during British colonial rule, but its economic importance was severely damaged by a crash in global copper prices in 1973 and the nationalization of the copper mines by the government of Kenneth Kaunda.

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is a large city in the Copperbelt of northern , 10 km from the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Vberger, Public domain.

is the third largest city in terms of infrastructure development and second largest city in terms of size and population in . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a city of 157,000 in . It lies in the Copperbelt region, the country's main copper mining area and its economy relies heavily on mining activities. Photo: BlueSalo, CC BY-SA 3.0.


Latitude of center
-13° or 13° south
Longitude of center
28° or 28° east
1216 metres (3990 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Koperstreek
  • Arabic: كوبربيلت (محافظه)
  • Arabic: كوبربيلت
  • Arabic: محافظة كوبربيلت
  • Avaric: ZambiaCopperbeltWinka
  • Belarusian: Капербелт
  • Belarusian: Капэрбэлт
  • Belarusian: Правінцыя Капербелт
  • Bengali: কপারবেলাট প্রদেশ
  • Bulgarian: Копербелт
  • Bulgarian: Копърбелт
  • Catalan: província de Copperbelt
  • Cebuano: Copperbelt Province
  • Chinese: Copperbelt Séng
  • Chinese: 铜带省
  • Czech: Copperbelt
  • Czech: Provincie Copperbelt
  • Danish: Copperbelt Province
  • Dutch: Copperbelt
  • English: Copperbelt Province
  • Esperanto: Provinco Kuprozono
  • Estonian: Copperbelt
  • Estonian: Copperbelti provints
  • Finnish: Copperbeltin provinssi
  • French: Copperbelt
  • French: Copperbelt (province Zambie)
  • French: Province de Copperbelt
  • Georgian: კოპერბელტის პროვინცია
  • German: Copperbelt
  • German: Copperbelt-Provinz
  • German: Copperbelt Province
  • German: ZM-08
  • Greek: Κόππερμπελτ
  • Gujarati: કૉપરબેલ્ટ પ્રાંત
  • Hindi: कॉपरबेल्ट प्रांत
  • Indonesian: Provinsi Copperbelt
  • Indonesian: Provinsi copperbelt
  • Italian: Copperbelt
  • Italian: provincia di Copperbelt
  • Japanese: カッパーベルト州
  • Kannada: ಕಾಪರ್ಬೆಲ್ಟ್ ಪ್ರಾಂತ್ಯ
  • Korean: 코퍼벨트주
  • Kotava: ZambiaCopperbeltWinka
  • Latvian: Koperbeltas province
  • Lithuanian: Vario Juostos provincija
  • Luxembourgish: Copperbelt
  • Malay: Copperbelt Province
  • Marathi: कॉपरबेल्ट प्रांत
  • Min Nan Chinese: Copperbelt Séng
  • Northern Frisian: Copperbelt
  • Norwegian: Copperbelt
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Copperbelt
  • Persian: استان کوپربلت
  • Polish: Prowincja Copperbelt
  • Polish: Prowincja Pasa Miedzionośnego
  • Portuguese: Copperbelt
  • Romanian: Provincia Copperbelt
  • Russian: Коппербелт
  • Russian: Коппербельт
  • Russian: Меденосный пояс (провинция)
  • Sinhala: කොපර්බෙල්ට් පළාත
  • Spanish: Copperbelt
  • Spanish: Provincia de Copperbelt
  • Spanish: Provincia de Copperbelt (Zambia)
  • Swahili: Copperbelt Province
  • Swahili: Mkoa wa Copperbelt
  • Swedish: Copperbelt
  • Swedish: Kopparbältet
  • Tamil: காப்பெற்பெல்ட் மாகாணம்
  • Telugu: కాపర్ బెల్ట్ ప్రావిన్స్
  • Telugu: కాపర్ బెల్ట్ రాష్ట్రభాగం
  • Thai: จังหวัดเปอเบลท์
  • Turkish: Copperbelt Bölgesi
  • Ukrainian: Коппербелт
  • Urdu: کاپربیلٹ صوبہ
  • Vietnamese: Tỉnh Copperbelt
  • Western Mari: Коппербелт
  • Zulu: Copperbelt Province
  • Provincia di Copperbelt
  • Western Province

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