Zambia

Official nameRepublic of Zambia
Name in local languageRepublic of Zambia (en)
ContinentAfrica
SubcontinentSouthern Africa
Population (ranking: 69e)16,887,720 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth2.94 % / year
Area770,243 km²
Density21.93 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 107e)25.809 billions $USD (2017)
GDP/capita (ranking)1,510 $USD (2017)
GDP growth4.10 % / year (2017)
Life expectancy (ranking)54.60 years (2017)
Birth rate41.60 ‰ (2017)
Fertility rate5.50 children / woman (2017)
Death rate (ranking)12.60 ‰ (2017)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)72.40 ‰ (2017)
Literacy rate88.71 % (2010)
Official languagesEnglish
CurrencyZambian kwacha (ZMK)
HDI (ranking: 183e)0.588 / 1 (2017)
EPI (ranking)50.97 (2018)
GovernmentUnitary Presidential republic
Head of StatePresident Edgar Lungu
National Day24 October (independence of 1964)
ISO CodesZM, ZMB
DemonymZambian
Tourists (ranking)956,000 people (2016)
Zambie – petite
A population that suffers

Zambia is a southern African country, landlocked. Surrounded by Angola to the west, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Mozambique to the east, and Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, Zambia is a crescent-shaped country, a kind of border between Central, Southern and Eastern Africa.

Zambie - femmes dans un village
Zambia – Women in a village
Zambie - Lac Bangwelo
Zambia – Lake Bangwelo. Source: Wildlife Archives
Zambie - girafe
Zambia – Giraffe. Source: Wildlife Archives
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Urban areas (2015)
Urban areasPopulation
Lusaka3,100,467 inhabitants
Kitwe1,213,920 inhabitants
Ndola774,757 inhabitants
Kabwe214,355 inhabitants
Livingstone174,408 inhabitants
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Administrative divisions
ProvincesPopulationArea
Centrale1,599,884 inhabitants94,395 km²
Copperbelt2,480,657 inhabitants31,328 km²
Luapula1,185,446 inhabitants50,567 km²
Lusaka3,002,530 inhabitants21,896 km²
Méridionale1,963,206 inhabitants85,283 km²
Muchinga971,547 inhabitants87,806 km²
Nord-Occidentale879,229 inhabitants125,826 km²
Occidentale1,024,505 inhabitants126,386 km²
Orientale1,910,782 inhabitants69,106 km²
Septentrionale1,387,443 inhabitants77,650 km²
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See also