Luangwa District

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Luangwa District
District
District location in Zambia
District location in Zambia
Country  Zambia
Province Lusaka Province
Capital Luangwa
Population (2000)
 • Total 18,948
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)

Luangwa District is a district of Zambia, located in Lusaka Province. As of the 2000 Zambian Census, the district had a population of 18,948 people.[1]

Not far from the Bush Bag Bush Camp flows the Chongwe River, which empties into the Zambezi River at the district's border with Zimbabwe. Further up the Zambezi's course is Chikwenga Island. The Zambezi River also forms the border between the Luangwa District and Mozambique. Along this stretch of the river is the village of Kapoche. On a small peninsula that juts out into the Zambezi River, close to the intersection of Zambia, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe and where the draining stream of Lake Cahora Bassa flows into the Zambezi, is the capital, Luangwa. In the town of Luangwa, one of Zambia's roads, D145 which is now tarred, terminates at an intersection of three smaller roads contained entirely within Luangwa. Within the Luangwa District, D145 goes north through Kapoche, Katondwe, Nchinkwo, Mwavi, Luwinga, Kasinsa, before crossing into the larger Chongwe District. This mostly forested district includes multiple hills, including Nyamuzino Hill.

References

  1. "Districts of Zambia". Statoids. Retrieved February 12, 2010.