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Location of Katete town and district in Eastern Province, Zambia

Katete is a small town in the Eastern Province of Zambia, and is headquarters of Katete District. The town is at the foot of rocky hills which lie to its east, including Mpangwe Hill and Kangarema Hill, which rise to 1600 m and are surrounded by cultivated fields. It lies on the Great East Road about 90 km south-west of the provincial capital, Chipata at an elevation of 1060 m on the watershed between the middle Luangwa River and the Zambezi. In the town is a major road junction, with a surfaced road branching off and running 50 km to the Mozambique border and connecting with Tete on the Zambezi 339 km to the south-east.


General references
  • Google Earth
  • Terracarta/International Travel Maps, Vancouver Canada: "Zambia, 2nd edition", 2000

coordinates Coordinates: 11°13′S 33°09′E / 11.217°S 33.150°E / -11.217; 33.150