Zambia

  • Posted on: 1 December 2010
  • By: admin

Location

Southern Africa, east of Angola, between latitudes 8°S and 18°S and between 20°E and 35°E, landlocked with eight neighbours ( Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, and Democratic Republic of Congo)

Area total: 752,614 sq Km Land: 740,724 sq km Water: 11,890 sq km

Population: 11,089,691(2005 estimate)

GDP per capita: K2,923,474 (equivalent to US$654.90)

Population Growth Rate: 2.11% (2006 estimate)

Birth Rate: 41 births/1,000 population (2006 estimate)

Death Rate: 19.93 deaths/1,000 population (2006 estimate)

Sex Ratio

At birth: 1.03 males/female Under 15 years: 1.01 males/female 15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.74 males/female total population: 0.99 male(s)/female

Infant Mortality Rate

Total: 95 deaths/1,000 live births

Life Expectancy at Birth

Total population: 50 years

Natinality

Noun: Zambian

Languages

English is the official language and is widely spoken. There are 73 dialects in Zambia, including Bemba, Tonga, Nyanja, Lozi, Luvale, Lunda. Literacy

Total population 55%

Major Religions

Christianity, Islam-Hindu and indigenous beliefs

Capital City and Weather

Lusaka (Altitude 1,277 meters above sea level) hotest month, October (18°C to 31°C); coldest, July (9°C to 23°C) and wettest, December (231 mm). In a normal year, the rainy season lasts frm October to April.

Climate: Tropical

Terrain: Mostly high plateau with few hills and mountains

Natural Resources

Copper, cobalt, gold, nickel, diamonds, coal, emeralds, uranium, water.

Land Use

Arable land: 60 million hectares. Only 15% of arable land is cultivated.

Major Tourist Attractions

Victoria Falls (one of the 7 natural wonders of the world); Kariba Dam (one of the largest man-made lake); Kalambo Falls (one of the deepest falls in the world); 19 National Parks and 34 game management areas as well as 23 million hectares devoted to the conservation of an amazing variety of wild animals and bird species. The country also holds a number of traditional ceremonies including the Kuomboka, Ncwala, Likumbi Lyamize, Shimunenga, Mutomboko.

Time: +2 hours of GMT

International Dialing Code: +260

Internet Domain: .zm

Measures: Metric system

Currency: Zambian Kwacha (ZMK) = 100 Ngwee

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