second largest town in Zambia, located on the Congo (Kinshasa) border near Kitwe. It is linked by road and rail to the capital, Lusaka, and to Livingstone and thus to Zimbabwe, as well as to Congo and Tanzania. Industries include a metallurgical plant, a sugar refinery, a tire factory, an auto-assembly plant, and various mine service industries. It is now the terminus of the Tazama fuel pipeline from Dar es-Salaam, Tanzania. The Northern Technical College was founded in 1964, and the Ndola Campus of the University of Zambia opened in 1978. Pop. (2000) urban area, 374,757.
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