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Kafue

[kuh-foo-ey, kah-] /kəˈfu eɪ, kɑ-/
noun
1.
a river in S central Africa, flowing SE along the Zaire-Zambia border and then SW and E through Zambia to the Zambezi River above Kariba Lake. About 600 miles (965 km) long.
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town, south-central Zambia, about 25 miles (40 km) south of Lusaka, the national capital. The town is located on the northern bank of the Kafue River, whose water is diverted northward by channel to Chilanga and Lusaka. The town's industrial area, which gets its power supply from the Kafue hydroelectric scheme, houses an ammonium nitrate fertilizer plant, a textile mill, an iron and steel complex, a firm producing fibreglass fishing boats, a leather tannery, a pulp and paper mill, a copper-processing unit, a bag and sacking plant, and an assembly and equipment repair plant. A greenbelt separates Kafue's industrial zone from its residential area, where use is made of higher-density housing, a phenomenon that is comparatively rare in Zambian urban settlements. The Great North Road and a railway route pass through Kafue, linking it to Mazabuka and Lusaka. Pop. (2000) 45,890.

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