Synonyms for mpika or Related words with mpika

chipata              solwezi              mongu              mkushi              mchinji              kapiri              serenje              sesheke              mposhi              mulilo              mpulungu              kitale              isoka              katima              kasungu              palapye              songea              mwinilunga              mbeya              gobabis              karonga              kigoma              dedza              nchelenge              bukoba              chikwawa              chinsali              musoma              mpanda              chingola              ntchisi              francistown              mwanza              nsanje              mzuzu              kalabo              monze              keetmanshoop              grootfontein              masasi              otjiwarongo              masaka              moroto              lushoto              lukulu              iringa              mahalapye              kazungula              kasese              lilongwe             



Examples of "mpika"
Mpika has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: "Cwa").
1993-1999: George Telesphore Mpundu, Bishop of Mpika
Mpika District is a district of Zambia, located in Muchinga Province. The capital lies at Mpika. As of the 2000 Zambian Census, the district had a population of 146,196 people.
2002-2008: George Telesphore Mpundu, Bishop of Mpika and then archbishop of Lusaka
and the Chalabesa (St. Joseph) mission among the Bisa in the Mpika District.
Its cathedral episcopal see is the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Worker, in the city of Mpika.
When the Mpika-Tanzania highway (the Tanzam Highway) via Tunduma was upgraded in the 1960s and provided a good route through to Dar es Salaam and Arusha, this section became known as the Great North Road rather than the Mpika-Mbala section which might be referred to as the "Old Great North Road".
A road connecting Lusaka with Tanzania runs through the province, passing Mpika and Isoka. In Mpika, another major road branches north to Kasama. Chama is connected with Lusaka by a different road which follows the Luangwa River and passes Petauke and Nyimba, connecting to the Great East Road.
The tourism sector is growing steadily in and around Mpika. "Mpika Tourism Association" is a newly founded non-profit organisation providing information and linkages to local accommodation and service providers; the information centre/office is situated at "Bayama's Lodge" behind Continental Filling Station. Mpika town offers a good market with local products, 3 filling stations, supermarket, accommodation of all standards. Various piturescque waterfalls are situated in the whole region. North- and South Luangwa National Parks are just 5–8 hours away, but the roads are seasonal (please asked at info-centre). Touristic Highlights of the region are Shiwa Ng'andu (colonial style manor house), Kapishya Hotsprings, Mutinondo Wilderness Camp, Nachikufu caves (rock paintings).
Mpika is a town in the Muchinga Province of Zambia, lying at the junction of the Great North Road to Kasama and Mbala and the Tanzam Highway to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. It also has a railway station on the TAZARA Railway about 5 km away. Mpika is situated between the Muchinga Escarpment to the east and vast Miombo plains to the west. The town has an estimated population of 40,000 inhabitants (2008), while the district population is estimated 150,000 inhabitants. Since Mpika District is the biggest district in Zambia the population density is less than 4 people per square kilometre.
An extension from Mchinji to Chipata in Zambia opened in 2010, and there is a proposal to eventually link up from there with the TAZARA railway at Mpika.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Mpika () is a Latin rite suffragan diocese in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Kasama, also in Zambia.
In 1936 he established the missions of Katibunga, Christ the King (Mpika) and Mulilansolo near Isoka and St. John the Apostle, (Chinsali).
The diocese was created on October 29, 2011 by the Papal bull "Cum nuper" of Pope Benedict XVI, taking territories of the dioceses of Mpika and Lusaka.
Mpika is a major intermediate railway station on the TAZARA railway in northern Zambia. It has a passenger station, and many goods sidings.
In about 1930, Mpika was selected as a way-point on the air route from Europe to South Africa, and an airfield was built there. Gervas Clay was posted to Luwingu in 1930 as a Provincial Administrator in Her Majesty's Overseas Civil Service. One of his tasks was to arrange for the purchase and transport of dried fish and maize to Mpika to supply the construction workers.
At the centre of Mpika railway station is a crossing loop and several parallel sidings mainly used for shunting. The passenger station with a grand entrance is located at this point with a prominent road opposite.
In 1989, Scott was hired by a British international humanitarian organisation who asked her to work in Zambia. She arrived in Zambia in July 1989 at the age of 26 and was placed in the northeast town of Mpika, Muchinga Province, by her employer. By 1991, she was living in the village of Chitulika, the home of future President Michael Sata's father. Scott met her future husband, Guy Scott, during the run-up to the 1991 Zambian general election. He was working on Michael Sata's election campaign for the Mpika constituency seat at the time of their meeting. She and Sata were mutual acquaintances at that time since Mpika was his hometown and her development project was overseen by the government Ministry of State, which was headed by Sata.
The Great North Road is in steady state of repair, still it take from Lusaka (ca. 640 km) around 8 hours, Kasama (ca. 230 km) is appr. 3 hours away and Nakonde (Zambian Border Post to Tanzania, 380 km) appr. 5 hours. Several bus operators offer coach services in all directions, but operate only over night (Lusaka to Mpika estm. US$25). In 2007, an extension of Malawi Railways From Mchinji and Chipata to Mpika was proposed, with a junction linking with the TAZARA Railway.
One pot-hole north of Mpika became famous because a cormorant took up residence on it. This sounds like a tall story but I saw the cormorant with my own eyes, departing in haste as the lorry began its descent into the unplumbed depths of the hole."