Kalulushi Municipality lies in the Copperbelt province of Zambia. Copperbelt province accounts for about 67% of the national GDP through mineral loyalties. The District is situated at about 15 kilometres to the West of the City of Kitwe and borders Mufulira to the North-East, Kitwe to the East, Chingola to the North and Lufwanyama to the South and Western sides. The district covers an area of 725 square kilometres. It stretches from Chambishi to the West of Kalulushi Township, covering Kafubu Depot, Chati, Chisangwa and several villages to the south of Chembe farming block. It has an average population density of 109.4 people per square kilometre with a current population of 96,206 (C.S.O. 2010). It remains one of the smallest viable but and innovative municipalities on the Copperbelt of Zambia.
Historically, Kalulushi town was founded in the early 1960s as a mining town. Before 1977 the town was under the jurisdiction of Kitwe. However, due to growth in population, Kalulushi attained district status in 1977 and subsequently became a Municipal Area in 1992.
Since then, Kalulushi has been a Planning Authority with statutory powers under the local government act cap 281 to provide public services