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Zambia

Official English Name: Republic of Zambia

Common English Name: Zambia

Capital: Lusaka

REGION
Southern Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Angola (West)
Botswana (Southwest)
Democratic Republic of the Congo (North)
Malawi (East)
Mozambique (Southeast)
Namibia (Southwest)
Tanzania (Northeast)
Zimbabwe (South)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
752,618 km2 (98.8% land, 1.2% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
5,664.1 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
0 km (Landlocked)
CLIMATE
Tropical
TERRAIN
Mostly high plateau
Some hills and mountains
HIGHEST POINT
Area in the Mafinga Hills (2,301 m)
LOWEST POINT
Zambezi River (329 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Copper
Cobalt
Zinc
Lead
Coal
Emeralds
Gold
Silver
Uranium
Hydropower
NATURAL DISASTERS
Droughts
Tropical storms
DEMONYM
Zambian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Bemba (21%)
Tonga (13.6%)
Chewa (7.4%)
Lozi (5.7%)
Nsenga (5.3%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Bembe
Nyanja
Tonga
Chewa
Lozi
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Protestant (75.3%)
Roman Catholic (20.2%)
Atheist (1.8%)
Muslim (1.3%)
Hindu (0.2%)
POPULATION
15,510,711
LARGEST CITY
Lusaka (2,330,200)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Kitwe (647,800)
Ndola (540,900)
Chingola (227,900)
Kabwe (224,300)
Mufulira (175,000)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Edgar Lungu
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
10 Provinces
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
24 October 1964 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
African fish eagle
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Lumbanyeni Zambia
GDP PER CAPITA
$3,900 (USD)
CURRENCY
ZK (Kwacha)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = ZK9.76
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.zm
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+260

The staple diet is based on maize.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/za.html (Majority of information)

https://joshuaproject.net/countries/ZA (Religious data)

http://www.zamstats.gov.zm/report/Census/2010/National/Zambia%20Census%20Projection%202011%20-%202035.pdf (City population data)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 27 December 2016