Kapiri Mposhi

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Kapiri Mposhi
Town
TAZARA station
TAZARA station
Kapiri Mposhi is located in Zambia
Kapiri Mposhi
Kapiri Mposhi
Location of Kapiri Mposhi in Zambia
Coordinates: 13°58′38″S 28°41′5″E / 13.97722°S 28.68472°E / -13.97722; 28.68472Coordinates: 13°58′38″S 28°41′5″E / 13.97722°S 28.68472°E / -13.97722; 28.68472
Country  Zambia
Province Central
District Kapiri Mposhi
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 14,792
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)
Climate Cwa

Kapiri Mposhi is a town Zambian town, seat of the Kapiri Mposhi District, Central Province. Located north of Lusaka, it stands on the Great North Road and is significant for the railway connection between Zambia Railways line from Kitwe to Lusaka and Livingstone and western terminal (New Kapiri Mposhi) of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority from Dar es Salaam since 1976.

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

The town lies in the middle of Zambia, next to the borders with Copperbelt Province. The homonym district borders with the ones of Chibombo, Chisamba, Kabwe, Luano, Masaiti, Mkushi, Mpongwe and Ngabwe.[2]

Transport[edit]

Kapiri Mposhi has two railways stations, a TAZARA Railway station that connects it to Dar-es-Salaam and a Zambia Railways stations that connects it to Lusaka and Livingstone. The TAZARA Railway station is considerably larger and more modern than the Zambia Railways station.

Just north of the town, there is a major junction, with the road north to Mkushi, Serene, and the Tanzanian border going north-eastwards, and the road to the Copperbelt heading to the north west. This, combined with the railway links, makes Kapiri Mposhi an important point in the regional freight network.

Economy[edit]

Most shops and businesses in Kapiri Mposhi can be found along the main road and include a bakery, Agricultural Equipment shop CAMCO EQUIPMENT (Z) LTD, Pep, Shoprite, LK Motors and Barclays bank.

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External links[edit]

Kapiri Mposhi travel guide from Wikivoyage