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KABWE (BROKEN HILL), ZAMBIA

Kabwe is the provincial capital city of Zambia's Central Province. This town was called the Broken Hill in the old days. It was founded in 1902. Kabwe is also known to be the birthplace of Zambian Politics. The name Kabwe or Kabwe-Ka Mukuba means "ore" or 2smelting", but the European/Australian prospectors named it after a similar mine in Broken Hill, New South Wale, Australia.

THE FAMOUS BIG FIG TREE OF KABWE
The Big Fig Tree
The Big Fig Tree is probably the only visible tourist attraction in this town. In the old days, this tree's shade served as a resting place during the colonial days for users of basic transporter forms such as donkeys, horses and caravans. To this day, the tree offers shade to visitors and locals alike. The fig tree is actually what you also see on the Zambian 50 Kwacha note.

The 50 Zambian Kwach Note (k50)
There is a plague that has been erected by the Central Bank at the Site...it reads.., "This unusually large and magnificent fig tree, situated in the centre of Kabwe, was the meeting place of the town's people during early years of settlement here".

WHERE TO STAY IN KABWE
                                                                    Tuskers Hotel

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