Where is Zambia?

Located in Southern Africa, Zambia has a 6,043.00 km border with Angola (1,065 km), Botswana (0.15 km), Democratic Republic of the Congo (2,332 km), Malawi (847 km), Mozambique (439 km), Namibia (244 km), Tanzania (353 km) and Zimbabwe (763 km).In 2004, Zimbabwe dropped objections to plans between Botswana and Zambia to build a bridge over the Zambezi River.

Zambia is an African country covering 752,618.00 km2 of which 1.23% is water and 743,398.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 40th largest country in the world and almost five times the size of Georgia slightly larger than Texas. Its geographic coordinates are 15 00 S, 30 00 E and Lusaka is the capital city.

Its name derives from the Zambezi River.

Its ISO code is ZM.

Geography

Zambia has a mean elevation of 1,138 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Zambezi river which is 329m above sea level. Its highest elevation is unnamed elevation in Mafinga Hills which is 2,301m above tall.

The climate is tropical and modified by altitutde, with a rainy season from November to March. Its terrain consists mostly of high plateaus with some hills and mountains.

Population

Zambia has a population of 15,510,711 making it the 69th largest in the world.

Bembe, Nyanja, Tonga, and Lozi are all widely spoken. The most common ethnic groups are Bemba, Tonga, Chewa, Nsenga, and Tumbuka. The majority of the population is Protestant Christian.

The dialing code for the country is 260.

Government

Zambia is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1964. Its constitution was last ratified in 2016.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Zambia's GDP is $65,170,000,000.00 (USD) with $3,900.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 100th largest economy and its citizens the 171st richest in the world. The currency of Zambia is the Kwacha (ZMK).

Its major export partners are Switzerland, China, and Singapore. Its main exports are copper, cobalt, electricity, flowers, and tobacco. Its major import partners are South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and China. Its major imports include machinery, transportation equipment, and petroleum products.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017