Kambove

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Coordinates: 10°52′35″S 26°35′49″E / 10.87639°S 26.59694°E / -10.87639; 26.59694

Libethenite crystals to 3 mm from Kambove. Specimen size: 8.0 x 4.6 x 3.3 cm.

Kambove is a town in Haut-Katanga District, Democratic Republic of the Congo.[1]

Kambove lies at an altitude of 4783 ft (1457 m). Economic activity in the area includes cobalt processing.[2] Kambove is the center of the Kambove mines region.[3] Gécamines, a state-owned mining company, owns the Kamoya central, Kamoya south, Shangolowe and Kamfundwa mines.[4] Ore from these mines is transported to the concentrator at Kambove for extraction of copper and cobalt.[5]

Climate[edit]

Kambove has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cwa).

Climate data for Kambove
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 21.1
(70)
21.1
(70)
21.1
(70)
20.4
(68.7)
18.3
(64.9)
16.0
(60.8)
15.6
(60.1)
17.8
(64)
20.8
(69.4)
22.3
(72.1)
21.9
(71.4)
21.2
(70.2)
19.8
(67.63)
Precipitation mm (inches) 206
(8.11)
198
(7.8)
216
(8.5)
67
(2.64)
6
(0.24)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.04)
10
(0.39)
70
(2.76)
183
(7.2)
224
(8.82)
1,181
(46.5)
Source: Climate-Data.org[6]

Notable births[edit]

Cecile Kyenge an Italian minister of Letta Cabinet is born in Kambove.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Geographic Atlas of the World: Revised Sixth Edition, National Geographic Society, 1992
  2. ^ www.africaintelligence.com
  3. ^ "Kambove, Katanga Copper Crescent, Katanga (Shaba), Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaïre)". Mindat. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  4. ^ "Exploitation". Gécamines. Retrieved 2011-11-03. 
  5. ^ "GCM GROUPE CENTRE". Gecamines. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  6. ^ "Climate:Kambove". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 10 April 2014.