a former province in the southeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo that is an important mining area, split in 2015 into four new provinces. 191,878 sq. mi. (496,964 sq. km). Capital: Lubumbashi.
- Also called Shaba .
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How to use Katanga in a sentence
Gold is also found at Katanga, and specimens were lately sent to the Sultan of Zanzibar.
Bin Habib, being at Katanga, will not stir till the rains are over, and I fear we are storm-stayed till then too.
Gold is found at Katanga in the pool of a waterfall only: it probably comes from the rocks above this.
The Lufira at Katanga is a full bow-shot wide; it goes into Kamolondo.
He proposes to go west to the country west of Katanga (Urangé).
British Dictionary definitions for Katanga
a region of SE Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre): site of a secessionist movement during the 1960s and again in 1993; important for hydroelectric power and rich mineral resources (copper and tin ore). Pop: estimates vary between 4 000 000 (1998) and 8 000 000 (2006). Area: 496 964 sq km (191 878 sq miles): Former name (1972–97): Shaba
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