municipality, north-central Zambia. It is situated approximately 5,000 feet (1,520 metres) above sea level in densely wooded country, and it has road and rail connections to the towns of Kitwe, Mufulira, and Chililabombwe. Chingola was founded in 1943 and was declared a municipality in 1957. Closely associated with the neighbouring copper-mining centre of Nchanga, it is a civil and governmental township providing services to that mining community. Pop. (2000) urban area, 147,448.
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