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Kafue(käfo͞o`ā), river, c.600 mi (970 km) long, rising along the Zambia-Congo border, S central Africa, near Lubumbashi, and meandering through central Zambia to the Zambezi River. It provides water to Zambia's CopperbeltCopperbelt,
mining region, N central Zambia, central Africa. A natural extension of the mineral-rich region of SE Congo, the Copperbelt is one of the richest sources of copper in the world. Cobalt, selenium, silver, and gold are also produced.
..... Click the link for more information. . The lower Kafue valley is fertile. A plant at Kafue Gorge generates hydroelectricity.
a national park in Zambia. It is located along the middle course of the Kafue River between its right tributaries, the Lunga and Nanzila, in the Northwest, Central, and Southern provinces. It is the largest national park in Africa, with an area of 2.25 million hectares. It was established in 1950 to protect the fauna of the grassy savannas and the savanna forests—black rhinoceros, hippopotamus, buffalo, zebra, elephant, lion, leopard, and antelope (roan, common eland, koodoo, bubaline, gnu, common waterbuck, wild goat, and duiker).
a river in Zambia, left tributary of the Zambezi River. Length, approximately 1,000 km. The Kafue River rises on theCongo-Zambezi watershed plateau. It flows generally throughlow-lying, marshy areas. In its middle course, the river traversesoutcrops of hard rocks in a deep gorge for a distance of 26 km.Its maximum discharge occurs during the summer rains. Theriver is navigable for a distance of 240 km from its mouth. Thenational park of Kafue is located in the middle of the Kafuebasin.