History of Chipata

Chipata, formerly Fort Jameson ,  town, southeastern Zambia, near the Malawi frontier. It is an upland town, approximately 3,600 feet (1,100 metres) above sea level. Tobacco is the major local cash crop; peanuts (groundnuts) are processed into oil products; cotton, corn (maize), and wheat are also grown. Formerly an administrative centre of the British South Africa Company, it was the capital of Northeastern Rhodesia, 1901–10. It has been a Roman Catholic