|Country||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|• Total||235 km2 (91 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,318 m (4,324 ft)|
|• Density||1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Lubumbashi Time (UTC+2)|
Likasi has a population of around 447,500 (2012). During the 1990s the United Nations set up feeding centres and refugee centres in and around Likasi to assist with the refugees fleeing ethnic violence in Shaba, whose arrival had increased the population of the town some 41,000.
In 1961, during the United Nations intervention in the Katanga conflict, a company of Irish UN troops deployed to Jadotville was forced to surrender to troops loyal to the Katangese Prime Minister Moise Tshombe (see Siege of Jadotville).
Likasi remains a centre for industry, especially mining, and is a transport hub for the surrounding region. There are mines and refineries supplied by nearby deposits of copper and cobalt.  There is also an abandoned gold mine in Likasi, which has been drained of its gold but is still dug by artisanal miners.
Likasi is served by a station on the national railway system. The trains are mostly cargo trains and not passenger trains.
- "DWW bought a building for RADEM maternity in Congo" Doctors Worldwide, 28 September 2005, from ReliefWeb, accessed 28 March 2009
- ACC/SCN Secretariat with Shoham, Jeremy (8 December 1993) "Current Situation: 11. Shaba Region, Zaire" Refugee Nutrition Information System (RNIS), No. 2 - Report on the Nutrition Situation of Refugee and Displaced Populations United Nations Administrative Committee on Coordination, Sub-committee on Nutrition, Geneva
- ACC/SCN Secretariat with Shoham, Jeremy (17 October 1994) "Current Situation: 11. Shaba/Kasai Regions, Zaire" Refugee Nutrition Information System (RNIS), No. 7 - Report on the Nutrition Situation of Refugee and Displaced Populations United Nations Administrative Committee on Coordination, Sub-committee on Nutrition, Geneva
- Harding, Andrew (27 March 2009)"Slowdown blights DR Congo economy" BBC News, accessed 27 March 2009
- Rorison, Sean (2008) "Likasi" Congo: Democratic Republic and Republic Bradt Travel Guides, Chalfont St. Peter, England, pp. 143-145 ISBN 1-84162-233-8
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