Copperbelt, mining region, N central Zambia, central Africa. A natural extension of the mineral-rich region of Katanga, the Copperbelt is one of the richest sources of copper in the world. Cobalt, selenium, silver, and gold are also produced.
The Copper Belt or Copperbelt (usually spelled as one word) is the copper mining area of Zambia, around the towns of Ndola, Kitwe, Chingola, Luanshya and Mufulira. In some contexts it includes the Katangan Copperbelt of the Democratic Republic of Congo, around Lubumbashi, exploiting the same ore body which runs under the border.

See also Copperbelt Province.

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