in Copperbelt Province, Zambia

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-12.802 and 28.213 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -12° 48' 8" and E 28° 12' 47"
Currency and Currency Code:
Kwacha - ZMW
Spoken languages:
English, Nyanja
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 07:33 AM (Monday)
Timezone: Africa/Lusaka
UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:12 am and 6:01 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
19.021 and -155.580 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Zambia in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Zambia.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Zambia. Last Update: 2024-04-14 08:21:28

Delve into Kitwe

Kitwe in Copperbelt Province with it's 400,914 habitants is a town located in Zambia about 180 mi (or 290 km) north of Lusaka, the country's capital town.

Time in Kitwe is now 07:33 AM (Monday). The local timezone is named Africa / Lusaka with an UTC offset of 2 hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Kitwe. The closest airport in Zambia is Southdowns Airport in a distance of 8 mi (or 13 km), South-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. The closest heritage site is Mana Pools National Park, Sapi and Chewore Safari Areas in Zimbabwe at a distance of 125 mi (or 200 km). In need of a room? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Chingola, Ndola, Lubumbashi, Kabwe and Mansa. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 21°C / 70 °F

Morning Temperature 16°C / 60 °F
Evening Temperature 19°C / 66 °F
Night Temperature 16°C / 61 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 75%
Air Pressure 1017 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 93% of sky
General Conditions Overcast clouds

Tuesday, 16th of April 2024

24°C (75 °F)
18°C (65 °F)
Broken clouds, gentle breeze.

Wednesday, 17th of April 2024

23°C (74 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Thursday, 18th of April 2024

24°C (75 °F)
18°C (64 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Oriental Swan Hotel Kitwe

1,4 mi
Plot sub 151A/F841

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed

Videos from this area

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Published: April 17, 2014
Length: 08:54 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Tout Puissant Mazembe

16 Avril 2014 / April 16, 2014 Stage Ndola / Ndola' Internship Arthur Davies Stadium / Kitwe Amical / Friendly Résumé / Highlights Konkola Police Mine Football Club 0-1 Tout Puissant Mazembe...


Published: April 17, 2014
Length: 12:13 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Tout Puissant Mazembe

16 Avril 2014 / April 16, 2014 Stage Ndola / Ndola' Internship Arthur Davies Stadium / Kitwe Amical / Friendly Résumé du match / Highlights Power Dynamos FC 1-1 Tout Puissant Mazembe 13e...


Published: April 16, 2014
Length: 54:03 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Tout Puissant Mazembe

16 Avril 2014 / April 16, 2014 Stage Ndola / Ndola' Internship Arthur Davies Stadium / Kitwe Amical / Friendly Konkola Police Mine Football Club 0-1 Tout Puissant Mazembe 1' Cheibane TRAORE...

Zambia 2014

Published: July 12, 2014
Length: 40:43 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Enrico Panichi

Un gruppo di amici, una passione l'Africa, una missione Gli Occhi della Speranza Onlus. Racconto del viagio 2014 soundtrack :We Found Love- Lindsey Stirling.

Tanzania Vision

Published: March 13, 2015
Length: 01:28 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: thespeedyz

Fun At Funsani!

Published: March 22, 2011
Length: 32:44 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: 2Cor1811

2009 Trip to Funsani Hospice, Kitwe, Zambia with donations collected in the UK. Soundtrack kindly donated by US-based Zambian Artist Wala Ukwa....

Methods of evangelism!!

Published: May 15, 2010
Length: 35:51 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: thespeedyz

Hilarious!!!! Have you ever tried this approach... taking the pulpit to the people!! [We had just purchased a new pulpit and it was picked up during outreach.. so we decided to have a little...

Church Road to Long Acres Lusaka Zambia

Published: November 27, 2010
Length: 18:20 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: tasila

Quick drive through from around Pamodzi Hotel to past Intercontinental Hotel in Lusaka Zambia.

Kitwe City Centre to Parklands, Zambia

Published: July 21, 2010
Length: 05:00 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: tasila

Short drive from the Kitwe City Centre to Parklands via Independence and Freedom Avenue, Kitwe Zambia.

#7D VLOG - June/July 2018

Published: November 08, 2018
Length: 15:59 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Walu John Singogo

The 6th monthly Vlog from this channel. June/July 2018 edition. Twitter: @waludyc Instagram: @waludyc Snapchat: @waludyc (currently not on Facebook)

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Kitwe is the second largest city in terms of size and population in Zambia. With a population of 504,194 (2010 census provisional) Kitwe is one of the most developed commercial and industrial areas in the nation, alongside Ndola and Lusaka. It has a complex of mines on its north-western and western edges. Kitwe includes a number of townships and suburbs including Nkana East, Nkana West, Mindolo and Garneton. The city is sometimes referred to as Kitwe-Nkana.

Located at -12.8167, 28.2 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Kitwe, Populated places in Zambia, Mining communities in Africa


Nkana is a section of the city of Kitwe, Copperbelt Province, Zambia which started off in the early part of the 20th century as a railway station to support the growing complex of copper mining operations. It was named after Chief Nkana, the local traditional ruler. The copper mines of Nkana were originally owned by the Anglo-American Corporation of South Africa. A large smelter was built at the site of the Nkana Mine.

Located at -12.8333, 28.2 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Zambia, Copperbelt Province

Copperbelt University

Copperbelt University was established by an act of the Zambian Parliament in 1987. It is located in Kitwe and earlier it was part of the University of Zambia.

Located at -12.8056, 28.2403 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Universities in Zambia, Educational institutions established in 1987, Forestry education, Association of Commonwealth Universities

Ek Park

Ek Park is a cricket ground in Kitwe, Zambia. The first recorded match on the ground came in 1957 when Northern Rhodesia played the touring Australians. The ground later held its first first-class match in 1962 when Rhodesia played a touring International XI, resulting in a drawn match. The second first-class match held on the ground came later in 1962 when Rhodesia played the touring Commonwealth XI, with the match again ending in a draw.

Located at -12.8295, 28.2089 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Cricket grounds in Zambia, Kitwe, Event venues established in 1957

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Kitwe.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Nkana-Kitwe, Kitwe Nkana, Kitwe, كيتوي, Китуе, Κίτουε, Կիտվե-Նկանա, KIW, キトウェ, კიტვე, 키트웨, Kitvė, Китве, Китве-Нкана, Кітве, کتوے, 基特韦