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