Zambia

Zambia, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. The neighbouring countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of the country. The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the northwest.

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Zambia Country Information

Capital and largest city Lusaka
15°25′S 28°17′E
Official languages English
Recognised regional languages

Bemba
Tonga
Lozi
Lunda
Luvale
Kaonde
Nyanja
Chewa

Ethnic groups (2000)

21.5% Bemba
11.3% Tonga
5.2% Lozi
5.1% Nsenga
4.3% Tumbuka
3.8% Ngoni
2.9% Chewa
45.9% others

Demonym Zambian
Government Representative democratic
presidential republic
– President Michael Sata
– Vice President Guy Scott
Legislature National Assembly
Independence
– from the United Kingdom 24 October 1964
Area
– Total 752,618 km2 (70)
– 2000 census 9,885,591
– Density 17.2/km2 (191st)
44.5/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
– Total $21.882 billion
– Per capita $1,610
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
– Total $19.206 billion
– Per capita $1,413
Gini (2002–2003) 42.1 (medium)
HDI (2011) Increase 0.430 (low / 164th)
Currency Zambian kwacha (ZMW)
Time zone CAT (UTC+2)
– Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+2)
Drives on the left
Calling code +260
ISO 3166 code ZM
Internet TLD .zm