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Lubumbashi, situated in southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), is the capital of Shaba Region. Also the principal commercial and industrial centre of the region, Lubumbashi is in an area rich in mineral resources. Copper smelting is the major industry, and zinc, cobalt, and cadmium from the nearby mines are also processed. Founded in 1910 by the Belgians as a mining camp and originally named Elisabethville in honour of Elisabeth, Queen of the Belgians, the city prospered as its rich mineral resources were developed. Elisabethville was renamed Lubumbashi in 1966. Noteworthy are the Lubumbashi Campus of the National University of Zaire and the regional museum, with its collection of African art.
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