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Katanga

[ kuh-tang-guh ]
/ kəˈtæŋ gə /
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noun
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.
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Also called Shaba .

Origin of Katanga

First recorded in 1875–80; named after Katanga, a local chief
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British Dictionary definitions for Katanga

Katanga
/ (kəˈtæŋɡə) /

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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