Kasama, Zambia

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Kasama is the capital of the Northern Province of Zambia. It is the seat of the administration of the district of the same with 170 929 inhabitants ( 2000 census ).


The city with 94 772 inhabitants ( 2006 estimate ) is about 1,380 meters above sea level. It is home to a bishopric, a training seminar for teachers and is one of the largest trading centers of the internal state. Economically lives Kasama from the supply of the province, but also from agriculture. There are Kalungwishi Sugar Estate and a sugar refinery. Recently, coffee is grown in the surrounding countryside, and its quality is considered very good as well and to fit for export.


About Kasama the entire north of Zambia is supplied. There is a gas station, shops, two hotels and some restaurants. Kasama is situated on a branch ( Mpika - Mbala ) of Tanzam Highway. The TAZARA runs through this city. Kasama has primary and secondary schools, in Misamfu the Zambia Agricultural Research Institute, hospitals and a dirt, 3,000 meter long runway. Main language is Bemba.


Kasama is located in the sparsely populated north of the country. The 2000 census is 200,000 inhabitants in the province. The thus one of the most sparsely populated in Zambia. Miombo woodland shapes the landscape. Tourist are the Chishimba Falls near the town and some prehistoric rock paintings of importance.


1918 penetrated the coming of German East Africa German " protection force " under Paul von Lettow -Vorbeck to Kasama ago. There learned this on November 13, 1918 by the armistice in Europe. After finishing the last bouts on November 18, 1918 marched British and German by Abercorn, Mbala today in the south of Lake Tanganyika, where Lettow -Vorbeck laid down the weapons. On the road to Mpika a monument for him.

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