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Mufulira

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General Information

Mufulira is in the Copperbelt Province of ZambiaMufulira which means "Place of Abundance" has a population of around 143,930 ‚Äčas at the 2000 Census.  The town developed around the Mufulira Copper Mine in the 1930's.

Zambia's third President (2002–2008), Levy Mwanawasa, was born in Mufulira, as well as top African footballer, Kalusha Bwalya

Mufulira is only 16km from the border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is the start of the Congo Pedicle road, which connects the Copperbelt to the Luapula Province.  A tarred highway to the south-west connects Mufulira to Kitwe and Chingola, and another to the south-east connects to Ndola, which is the commercial and transport centre of the Copperbelt. A division of Zambia Railways, carrying freight only, serves the mine.

The Mufulira Mine is owned and operated by Mopani Copper Mines which employs around 10,000 permanent workers.  It produced about 300,000 tonnes of copper bars in 2007 after the restoration of the Mufulira copper smelter by SMEC South Africa. Production and employment levels are however, down from the 1969 peak when the Copperbelt made Zambia the world's 4th largest copper producer.

Accommodation in Mufulira

Mufulira offers a varied selection of budget-friendly accommodation options. Please view our accommodation directory for more information on all the places to stay in the area.

Activities in Mufulira

Mufulira is home to the successful Mufulira Wanderers Football team.  They play at the Shinde Stadium, a multi-use stadium in Mufulira.  It is currently used mostly for football matches and holds up to 5,000 people.  Popularly known as Mighty Mufulira Wanderers, the club has won 49 trophies and has also produced some of the country’s greatest players.  They are currently sponsored by Mopani Copper Mine.

Mufulira has an array of activities and attractions of all sorts.  

Things to do in Mufulira include the following:

  • Shinde Stadium
  • Shopping

Businesses

Mufulira's business community is growing. The local restaurants are a culinary delight and there is something for every taste. Please go to our business directory for a full list of businesses you can find in the region.

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