Lubumbashi (CD)

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Lubumbashi (formerly official names: Élisabethville (French) and Elisabethstad (Dutch)) in the southeastern part of Democratic Republic of the Congo, is the second-largest city in the country, after the capital Kinshasa. Lubumbashi is the mining capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, acting as a hub for many of the country's biggest mining companies. The copper-mining city serves as the capital of the relatively prosperous Katanga Province, lying near the border with Zambia.

Postmark Examples

Cancel Lubumbashi 21-8-1968 on postage stamp "National Palace", an emission of 1964, with surcharge in 1967. The StampSet is shown here: Stampset.png.
Zaire stamp used in LUBUMBASHI in 1974.

Katanga state period (1960-1962)

Katanga stamp issue 1961 circle cancelled ELISABETHVILLE 1 * D3 * in February 1962.


ETAT du KATANGA (CONGO BELGE - BELGISCH CONGO overprinted) with a ELISABETHVILLE 1 *D2* circle dated 1 August 1961 au Commandant de la garde présidentielle.