Katanga

[kuh-tahng-guh, -tang-]
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noun

former name of Shaba.

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Katanga

noun

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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