Republic of Zambia

Motto

“One Zambia, One Nation”

Anthem

“Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free”

Geography

Capital: Lusaka
Largest City: Lusaka
Total area: 752,618 sq km
Climate: Tropical, modified by altitude, rainy season
Natural resources: Copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal,
emeralds, gold, silver, uranium, hydropower
Border countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

People and Society

Population: 15,066,266
Demonym: Zambian
Languages: English (official), Bembe, Nyanja, Tonga, Lozi, Chewa, Nsenga, Tumbuka,
Lunda, Kaonde, Lala, Lamba, Luvale, Mambwe, Namwanga, Lenje, Bisa
Ethnic groups: Bemba, Tonga, Chewa, Lozi, Nsenga, Tumbuka, Ngoni, Lala,
Kaonde, Namwanga, Lunda, Mambwe, Luvale, Lamba, Ushi, Lenje, Bisa, Mbunda
Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu Baha’i

Government

Independence: 24 October 1964 (from the UK)
Government type: Republic
Chief of state: Edgar LUNGU (since 2015)

Economy

Currency: Zambian kwacha
Exports: Copper, cobalt, electricity, tobacco, flowers, cotton
Industries: Copper mining and processing, emerald mining,
construction, foodstuffs, beverages, chemicals, textiles, fertilizer, horticulture

Tourism and Attraction

Victoria Falls
Zambezi River
Lake Tanganyika
Kafue National Park
Livingstone Museum
National Museum of Lusaka

 

Sources:
Visiting Zambia
The World Factbook