Republic of Zambia is located in the south of the African continent, with a population of 13,817,479, making it the 70th
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Lusaka with a total population of 3,100,000. The country
encompasses 752,618 square kilometers making it the 39th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Angola.

President Michael Chilufya S
ata is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government and, along with Vice President
Guy S
cott, achieves that status through popular vote, holds that position for five years and is eligible for a second term.   
Its form of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 24th August 1991.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English, Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga and about
70 other indigenous languages. It counts among its major religions Christian, Muslim, Hindu and indigenous beliefs. As
sources of mass communication it has 19 AM, 5 FM, 4 Short Wave and 9 Television stations.

Major geographical features are an unnamed location in the Mafinga Hills, its highest point at 2,301 meters and the Zambezi
River, its lowest point at 329 meters. Its principal waterways are Lake Tanganyika and the Zambezi and Luapula rivers,
which measure 2,250 meters.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are copper mining and processing,
construction, foodstuffs, beverages, chemicals, textiles, fertilizer and horticulture. Its official currency is Zambian Kwacha.

Here’s something you may not know about Zambia. The territory of Northern Rhodesia was administered by the British
South Africa Company from 1891 until it was taken over by the United Kingdom in 1923. During the 1920s and 1930s,
advances in mining spurred development and immigration. The name was changed to Zambia upon independence in 1964.
Tradtional Zambian flat
bread and meat
Elephant family in the
Bangweulu Swamp
Lake Bangweulu
Washerwomen in
traditional clothing
Sunset on the Zambezi
River- Zambia's lowest
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Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
13.5% (2009 est.)


Lion cub in Liuwa
National Park
Old Land Rover in
Gazelles in Luangwa
National Park
Luangwa River
Lusaka-  Zambia's
capital and largest city
Victoria Falls on the
Zambia and Zimbabwe
border and the
southernmost point of
Mafinga Hills- Zambia's
highest point
Chililabombwe Boma
on Zambia's border
with the Democratic
Republic of the Congo
Kafue National Park
Kazungula at the
Zambezi River
tri-border of Zambia,
Botswana and Namibia
Luangwa Boma on
Zambia's border with
Lundazi Forest
Reserve- Zambia's
easternmost point on
the border with Malawi
Mpulungu on Lake
Tanganyika- Zambia's
northernmost point on
the border with
Sesheke on Zambia's
border with Namibia
Wildebeests in Liuwa
Plain Park- Zambia's
westernmost point on
the border with Angola
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