Copperbelt Province, Zambia
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Chingola is a city in Zambia's Copperbelt Province, the country's copper-mining region. It is the home of Nchanga Copper Mine, a deep-shaft high-grade content copper mining operation, which subsequently (in the 1960s) led to the development of two open pit operations, Chingola Open Pit and then Nchanga Open Pit (the latter being the second largest open cast mine in the World). Chingola was founded somewhat later than the cities in the south-eastern half of the Copperbelt, in 1943.Copperbelt Province for the history of the copper-mining industry.
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