Luapula Province

Enlarge picture
Location of Luapula Province in Zambia
Luapula Province is one of Zambia's nine provinces, and is located in the north of the country. The provincial capital is Mansa. Luapula Province was named after the Luapula River.

It extends along the northern and eastern banks of the river from Lake Bangweulu to Lake Mweru, including waters and islands of those lakes, and is inhabited by Bemba-speaking peoples (including the Lunda, Kabende, Aushi, Chishinga and Bemba). The major economic activity is fishing. The chief artery of the province is the Samfya-Mansa-Mwansabombwe-Nchelenge highway known informally as the Zambia Way.

In the 19th century the valley was dominated by the Lunda kingdom of Mwata Kazembe.

The province is bordered along the Luapula River, through Lake Mweru and to its north by DR Congo which at times has led to disputes and conflict. The Congo Pedicle comes between the province and the industrial and commercial heartland of the Copperbelt which has caused problems partly resolved by construction of the Luapula Bridge and the Samfya-Serenje road. Since 1894, the province has been the subject of the Luapula Province border dispute chiefly in the north.

Districts

Enlarge picture
Districts of Luapula
Luapula Province is divided into 7 districts:

See also




 
Provinces and Districts of Zambia
Central Province Chibombo, Kabwe, Kapiri Mposhi, Mkushi, Mumbwa, Serenje
Copperbelt Province Chililabombwe, Chingola, Kalulushi, Kitwe, Luanshya, Lufwanyama, Masaiti, Mpelembe, Mufulira, Ndola
Eastern Province Chadiza, Chama, Chipata, Katete, Lundazi, Mambwe, Nyimba, Petauke
Luapula Province Chiengi, Kawambwa, Mansa, Milenge, Mwense, Nchelenge, Samfya
Lusaka Province Chongwe, Kafue, Luangwa, Lusaka
Northern Province Chilubi, Chinsali, Isoka, Kaputa, Kasama, Luwingu, Mbala, Mpika, Mporokoso, Mpulungu, Mungwi, Nakonde
North-Western Province Chavuma, Kabompo, Kasempa, Mufumbwe, Mwinilunga, Solwezi, Zambezi
Southern Province Choma, Gwembe, Itezhi-Tezhi, Kalomo, Kazungula, Livingstone, Mazabuka, Monze, Namwala, Siavonga, Sinazongwe
Western Province Kalabo, Kaoma, Lukulu, Mongu, Senanga, Sesheke, Shangombo


Coordinates:
Anthem
Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free


Capital Lusaka

Largest city Lusaka
..... Click the link for more information.
Zambia

This article is part of the series:
Politics of Zambia


  • President
  • Levy Mwanawasa
  • Vice President
  • Rupiah Banda
  • National Assembly

..... Click the link for more information.
Mansa is the capital of the Luapula Province of Zambia. In a province of beautiful rivers, waterfalls, lakes and wetlands, it serves administrative and commercial functions, being situated on a relatively featureless plateau between the Luapula River to the west and Lake Bangweulu
..... Click the link for more information.
Luapula River is a section of Africa's second-longest river, the Congo. It is a transnational river forming for nearly all its length part of the border between Zambia and the DR Congo.
..... Click the link for more information.
Location Luapula Province and Northern Province, Zambia
Coordinates Coordinates:


..... Click the link for more information.
Coordinates Coordinates:
Lake type Rift Valley lakes
Primary sources Luapula River
Kalungwishi River

..... Click the link for more information.
Chibemba, also known as Cibemba, Ichibemba, and Chiwemba, is a Bantu language that is spoken primarily in Zambia by the Bemba people and about 18 related ethnic groups.
..... Click the link for more information.
The Lunda people of the Luapula River valley in Zambia and DR Congo are called by others the Eastern Lunda to distinguish them from the 'western' Lunda people who remained in the heartland of the former Lunda Kingdom, but they themselves would use
..... Click the link for more information.
The Bemba (or 'BaBemba' using the Ba- prefix to mean 'people of', and also called 'Awemba' or 'BaWemba' in the past) belong to a large group of peoples mainly in the Northern, Luapula and Copperbelt Provinces of Zambia who trace their origins to the Luba and Lunda states of
..... Click the link for more information.
Samfya is a town located in the Zambian province of Luapula, and an administrative district. The town is located on the south-western shore of Lake Bangweulu, on the longest stretch of well-defined shore of that lake (the northern, eastern and southern margins of which are marshy).
..... Click the link for more information.
MANSA is a scale used to assess quality of life. Its name is short for Manchester Short Assessment of Quality of Life. It was developed by Priebe et al. in 1999.
..... Click the link for more information.
Kazembe (or 'Kasembe') is a name used for Mwata Kazembe's 'village' (in reality a town) in the Luapula Province of Zambia, especially on maps and in the Zambian postal service (as PO Kazembe).
..... Click the link for more information.
Nchelenge is a town in the Luapula Province of northern Zambia, lying on the south eastern shore of Lake Mweru. It is contiguous with Kashikishi, and they are sometimes referred to as Nchelenge-Kashikishi.
..... Click the link for more information.
Kazembe has been an influential kingdom or chieftainship of the Chibemba-speaking Lunda people of south-central Africa[1] (also known as the ‘Luunda’, ‘Eastern Lunda’, and ‘Lunda-Kazembe’).
..... Click the link for more information.
Motto
Justice – Paix – Travail   (French)
"Justice – Peace – Work"
Anthem
Debout Congolais
..... Click the link for more information.
The Congo Pedicle (at one time referred to as the Zaire Pedicle; in French la botte du Katanga, meaning Katanga boot) refers to the south-east salient of the Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo which sticks into neighbouring Zambia almost
..... Click the link for more information.
The Copper Belt or Copperbelt (usually spelled as one word) is the copper mining area of Zambia, around the towns of Ndola, Kitwe, Chingola, Luanshya and Mufulira. In some contexts it includes the Katangan Copperbelt of the Democratic Republic of Congo, around Lubumbashi,
..... Click the link for more information.
Samfya is a town located in the Zambian province of Luapula, and an administrative district. The town is located on the south-western shore of Lake Bangweulu, on the longest stretch of well-defined shore of that lake (the northern, eastern and southern margins of which are marshy).
..... Click the link for more information.
Serenje is a town in Zambia, lying just off the Great North Road and TAZARA Railway, north east of Mkushi. The Mulembo Falls lie near the town.

It is also the name of the surrounding district, one of six in Central Province.
..... Click the link for more information.
This article or section may contain original research or unverified claims.
Please help Wikipedia by adding references. See the for details.
This article has been tagged since September 2007.

..... Click the link for more information.
districts are used, or have been used, in several countries.

Austria

Main article: Districts of Austria
In Austria, a district or Bezirk
..... Click the link for more information.
Chiengi or Chienge was a historic colonial boma of the British Empire in central Africa and today is a settlement in the Luapula Province of Zambia, and headquarters of an administrative district of the same name.
..... Click the link for more information.
Kawambwa is a town in the Zambian province of Luapula located on the edge of the northern Zambian plateau above the Luapula valley at an altitude of 1300 m. It was chosen as an administrative district of the same name by the British colonial authorities who preferred the climate
..... Click the link for more information.
Mansa is the capital of the Luapula Province of Zambia. In a province of beautiful rivers, waterfalls, lakes and wetlands, it serves administrative and commercial functions, being situated on a relatively featureless plateau between the Luapula River to the west and Lake Bangweulu
..... Click the link for more information.
Milenge is a settlement in the Luapula Province of Zambia, and headquarters of an administrative district of the same name. It consists of the boma housing the district council and offices, with a village of a few thousand people on the dirt road which runs from Chembe Ferry in the
..... Click the link for more information.
Nchelenge is a town in the Luapula Province of northern Zambia, lying on the south eastern shore of Lake Mweru. It is contiguous with Kashikishi, and they are sometimes referred to as Nchelenge-Kashikishi.
..... Click the link for more information.
Samfya is a town located in the Zambian province of Luapula, and an administrative district. The town is located on the south-western shore of Lake Bangweulu, on the longest stretch of well-defined shore of that lake (the northern, eastern and southern margins of which are marshy).
..... Click the link for more information.
Coordinates Coordinates:
Lake type Rift Valley lakes
Primary sources Luapula River
Kalungwishi River

..... Click the link for more information.
Location Luapula Province and Northern Province, Zambia
Coordinates Coordinates:


..... Click the link for more information.
The Congo Pedicle (at one time referred to as the Zaire Pedicle; in French la botte du Katanga, meaning Katanga boot) refers to the south-east salient of the Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo which sticks into neighbouring Zambia almost
..... Click the link for more information.


This article is copied from an article on Wikipedia.org - the free encyclopedia created and edited by online user community. The text was not checked or edited by anyone on our staff. Although the vast majority of the wikipedia encyclopedia articles provide accurate and timely information please do not assume the accuracy of any particular article. This article is distributed under the terms of GNU Free Documentation License.