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[loo-ahn-shah, lwahn-] /luˈɑn ʃɑ, ˈlwɑn-/
a town in central Zambia. Unabridged
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Encyclopedia Article for Luanshya

municipality, central Zambia, southern Africa. Known as "the garden town of the copper belt," Luanshya is the service centre for the adjacent Roan Antelope mine. The terminus of a rail branch from Ndola (21 miles [34 km] northeast), Luanshya is also connected by road to other copper-belt towns and has an airfield. Besides copper mining, industry includes steel production, general machine shops, and a variety of factories. Pop. (2000) urban area, 115,579.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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