Chililabombwe is a copper mining town located on the copperbelt province of Zambia. It is a relatively small town with a population of just over 80,000 people.
Fondly called Chiliz by the locals, Chililabombwe, which means 'place where frogs croak’ in local language, was called Bancroft in colonial days.
Chililabombwe TownBeing a copper mining town, mining is the main economic activity and the first mine, which was called Bancroft, opened in 1957. Chililabombwe boasts of being home of the deepest and the wettest mine in the world. The copper mines are currently run by the Konkola Copper Mines (KCM).
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