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Livingstone,

city (1990 est. pop. 82,218), S Zambia, near the Zambezi River, which forms the border with Zimbabwe. It is an industrial, commercial, and transportation center. Manufactures include clothing, textiles, and food products. Founded in 1905, the city was named for David LivingstoneLivingstone, David
, 1813–73, Scottish missionary and explorer in Africa, the first European to cross the African continent. From 1841 to 1852, while a medical missionary for the London Missionary Society in what is now Botswana, he crossed the Kalahari desert and reached
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, the Scots explorer. From 1911 to 1935 it served as capital of the British protectorate of Northern Rhodesia. Today it is the site of Livingstone Museum, which contains archaeological, ethnological, and historical materials, including letters and relics of Livingstone. Victoria FallsVictoria Falls,
waterfall, c.1 mi (1.6 km) wide with a maximum drop of 420 ft (128 m), in the Zambezi River, S central Africa, on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border. The falls are formed as the Zambezi plummets into a narrow chasm (c.
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 and a game reserve are nearby.
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(Maramba), a city in Zambia, on the left bank of the Zambezi River. Population, 43,000 (1969). Livingstone is linked by railroad with the cities of Lusaka (Zambia) and Bula-wayo (Rhodesia) and the seacoast of the Indian Ocean. Sawmilling and woodworking enterprises and a tobacco factory are there. The city is one of the country’s tourist centers. Founded in 1905, it was named for D. Livingstone.

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Livingstone

1. David. 1813--73, Scottish missionary and explorer in Africa. After working as a missionary in Botswana, he led a series of expeditions and was the first European to discover Lake Ngami (1849), the Zambezi River (1851), the Victoria Falls (1855), and Lake Malawi (1859). In 1866 he set out to search for the source of the Nile and was found in dire straits and rescued (1871) by the journalist H. M. Stanley
2. Kenneth Robert, known as Ken. born 1945, mayor of London from 2000; Labour leader of the Greater London Council (1981--86)
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