Lusaka is the
capital and largest city of Zambia. It is located in the southern part of the
central plateau, at an elevation of 1279 m. It has a population of 3,100,000
(2007 estimate). It is a commercial centre as well as the centre of government,
and the four main highways of Zambia heads north, south, east and west from it.
The two main languages spoken in Lusaka are English and Nyanja.
Ndola is the
third-largest city in Zambia,and lies 320 kilometers north of
Lusaka.It is the
industrial, commercial, administrative and distribution on the Copperbelt,
Zambia's copper-mining region, and capital of Copperbelt Province. It is also
the commercial capital city of Zambia and has one of the three international
airports, others being Livingstone and Lusaka. It lies just 10 km from the
border with DR Congo.Ndola has huge limestone reserves which are believed to be
among the most homogeneous of their kind in the world.
The town is the gateway to the mineral producing region of the country and
there are many manufacturing industries located here. A fairly good sized city,
it serves as the midway stop between Lusaka and Kitwe.