Top 5 Largest towns In Zambia by Population

Top 5 Largest towns In Zambia by Population

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Zambia’s population has grown tremendously over the years and as expected most of the growth has taken place in cities. Below is a list of Top 5 Largest towns In Zambia by Population.

1. Lusaka 1,747,152

Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. One of the fastest developing cities in southern Africa, Lusaka is in the southern part of the central plateau at an elevation of about 1,279 metres (4,196 ft). As of 2010, the city’s population was about 1.7 million, while the urban population is 2.4 million. Lusaka is the centre of both commerce and government in Zambia

2. Kitwe 501,360

Kitwe is the third largest city in terms of infrastructure development and second largest city in terms of size and population in Zambia. With a population of 522,092 (2010 census provisional) Kitwe is one of the most developed commercial and industrial areas in the nation, alongside Ndola and Lusaka. It has a complex of mines on its north-western and western edges.

3. Ndola 451,246

Ndola is the second largest city in Zambia in terms of infrastructure development and third in terms of size and population, with a population of 475,194 (2010 census provisional). It is the industrial and commercial center of the Copperbelt, Zambia’s copper-mining region, and capital of Copperbelt Province. 


4. Kabwe 202,360

Kabwe is the capital of the Zambian Central Province with a population estimated at 202,914 at the 2010 census. Named Broken Hill until 1966, it was founded when lead and zinc deposits were discovered in 1902.

5. Chingola 185,246

Chingola is a city in Zambia’s Copperbelt Province, the country’s copper-mining region, with a population of 157,340 (2008 census). It is the home of Nchanga Copper Mine, a deep-shaft high-grade content copper mining operation, which subsequently (in the 1960s) led to the development of two open pit operations, Chingola Open Pit and then Nchanga Open Pit (the latter being the second largest open cast mine in the world).