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A region of southeast Democratic Republic of the Congo bordering on Zambia. In 1960 it seceded and proclaimed itself an independent republic, but the insurrection was put down in 1963 with the aid of United Nations troops. From 1971 to 1997, the region was named Shaba.
Kat′an·gese′ (kăt′äng-gēz′, -gēs′, -ăng-) adj. & n.
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(Placename) a region of SE Democratic Republic of Congo: site of a secessionist movement during the 1960s and again in 1993; important for hydroelectric power and rich mineral resources (copper and tin ore). Pop: estimates vary between 4 000 000 (1998) and 8 000 000 (2006). Area: 496 964 sq km (191 878 sq miles). Former name (1972–97): Shaba
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a province in the SE Democratic Republic of the Congo: important mining area. 3,874,019; 191,878 sq. mi. (496,964 sq. km). Cap.: Lubumbashi.
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