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Tsumeb

(tso͞o`mĕb), town (1991 pop. 16,211), N Namibia. It is the commercial and distribution center for a region where copper, lead, and zinc are mined.
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Tsumeb

 

a city in Namibia. Population, 12,300 (1970). Tsumeb is linked by rail with the port of Walvis Bay. The country’s chief center for the mining of nonferrous ores (lead, zinc, and copper), the city has copper-smelting and lead-smelting plants.

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