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River rising on the Democratic Republic of the Congo-Zambia border. It meanders south and eventually flows southeast to join the Zambezi River near Chirundu, Zimbabwe, after a course of 600 mi (960 km). It cuts through the plateau of central Zambia, and its basin contains Kafue National Park. It is one of Zambia's major rivers, and its waters are used for irrigation and hydroelectric power.
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