1960 – Lusaka Achieves City Status
Lusaka Achieves City Status
9 September 1960
On 9th September, 1960, Lusaka obtained city status. Lusaka became the capital of Northern Rhodesia in 1935. In this year, the colonial administration decided to move the capital from Livingstone in the Southern Province, to a more centrally located area.
Lusaka derives its name from a headman Lusaaka, who according to history, settled around this swampy area many years ago. Lusaka is also the procapital of Lusaka Province, one of the country’s 10 provinces.
- James Gavin