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Location of Senanga in Zambia

Senanga is the capital of the Senanga District, which is located in the Western Province of Zambia. The town is situated on the eastern bank of the Zambezi River, at the southern end of the Barotse Floodplain, it lies on the main road running parallel to the river from Livingstone and Sesheke to Mongu, which crosses the river by a pontoon ferry about 15 km (9 mi) south of Senanga.[1] Recently the Kaunga Lyeti Bridge was completed to cross the Kaunga Lyeti River near the junction to Sioma, traveling from Sesheke and Katima Mulilo.[2] On top of the bridgework, recent road projects (the roads to Mongu and Sesheke) have improved travel conditions and inspired economic confidence and growth.[3][4][5]

In addition to the river and floodplain with its wildlife and fishing opportunities, Senanga is about 120 km (75 mi) from Sioma Ngwezi National Park and about 80 km (50 mi) from Ngonye Falls, it has a hotel and serves as a base for fishing tours by boat. A tall radio mast makes a prominent landmark in the town.[6]

Senanga's location, situated on the Zambezi River, is known for its plentiful fish populations;[7] each year the town holds the Zambia Sport Fishing Competition, which attracts local and international participants.[8] However, the area is prone to illegal fishing which is having a major impact on important breeding grounds of nembwe, tigerfish and slidejaw.[9]

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  1. ^ "Senanga Travel Information". Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  2. ^ Zulu, Clever (September 29, 2014). "Kaunga Bridge Construction Completed". The Times of Zambia.
  3. ^ Mulobela, Whitney (July 2, 2011). "Senanga Poised for Economic Boom, Says District Commissioner". The Times of Zambia.
  4. ^ Mulobela, Whitney (September 10, 2011). "Western Province - the Awakening of a Giant [opinion]". The Times of Zambia.
  5. ^ Tembo, Benedict (April 30, 2018). "Wind of change gushes over Senanga – Zambia Daily Mail". Zambia Daily Mail. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Senanga Travel Information". Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Senanga | Route | Open Africa - Do Travel Differently". Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  8. ^ "Senanga Travel Information". Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  9. ^ Phiri, Friday (September 17, 2017). "Improved fish processing brings gains for women – Zambia Daily Mail". Zambia Daily Mail. Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Sister Cities". City of Kelowna. Retrieved 2007-09-26.

Coordinates: 16°07′S 23°16′E / 16.117°S 23.267°E / -16.117; 23.267