Lufira River

Coordinates: 11°01′15″S 26°57′14″E / 11.020817°S 26.953754°E / -11.020817; 26.953754

The Lualaba River, in red
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
River mouth Lualaba River
Physical characteristics
Length 500 km (310 mi)

The Lufira River is a tributary of the Lualaba River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The Lufira rises in the Shaba plateau south of Likasi. The river was dammed in 1926 at Mwadingusha near Likasi to form Lake Tshangalele, a reservoir for a hydroelectric generator supplying power for copper smelting. It flows northwards through the Bia Mountains for about 500 kilometres (310 mi), joining the Lualaba in Lake Kisale.


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