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Lubumbashi

Travel Guide Africa Democratic Republic of Congo Lubumbashi

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Introduction

Railroad station of Elisabethville, present-day Lubumbashi

Railroad station of Elisabethville, present-day Lubumbashi

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Lubumbashi is the second largest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo and has about 1.5 million inhabitants according to the latest officials estimates. It is the capital of the relatively wealthy province of Haut-Katanga and is located in the extreme southeast of the country.

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Weather

Lubumbashi has a subtropical humid climate with generally warm and pleasant weather. The rainy season lasts from November to March, when the city receives and average of around 250mm of rain per month. Temperatures are mostly between 25 °C and 28 °C during the day, except in September and October when temperatures are above 30 °C. Average nights vary from 8-10 °C from May to August and around 13-16 °C from October to April.

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Getting There

By Plane

Lubumbashi International Airport (FBM) operates flights to/from Johannesburg, Kinshasa, Harare, Lusaka, Lilongwe, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Kananga and Mbuji-Mayi.

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