Katanga Province

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Katanga Province
Province du Katanga
Former province of the
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Location of Katanga Province
Coordinates: 11°08′S 27°06′E / 11.133°S 27.100°E / -11.133; 27.100Coordinates: 11°08′S 27°06′E / 11.133°S 27.100°E / -11.133; 27.100
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Established1966 (1966)
Dissolved2015 (2015)
CapitalLubumbashi
Largest cityLubumbashi
Area
 • Total496,871 km2 (191,843 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 est.)
 • Total5,608,683
 • Density11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Katangese
Official languageFrench
National languages spokenSwahili

Katanga Province was a province in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo before it was split into four provinces.[1][2] Its mountains have many valuable ores including the majority of the world's cobalt.

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