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Where is Zambia?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Zambia covers 743,398 square kilometers of land and 9,220 square kilometers of water, making it the 39th largest nation in the world with a total area of 752,618 square kilometers.

Zambia became an independent state in 1964, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Zambia is 14,309,466 (2012) and the nation has a density of 19 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Zambia is the Zambian Kwacha (ZMW). As well, the people of Zambia are refered to as Zambian.

The dialing code for the country is 260 and the top level internet domain for Zambian sites is .zm.

Zambia shares land borders with 8 countries: Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Botswana, Malawi.

To learn more, visit our detailed Zambia section.

Quick facts

Population 14,309,466
Density 19.2 / km2 ( 49.9 / mi2 )
Language English
Independence Year 1964
Capital Lusaka (Lusaka)
Currency Zambian Kwacha
GDP 27,066,230,009 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 1,891 (2014 data)
Land Area 743,398 km2 (287,027 mi2)
Water Area 9,220 km2 (3,560 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Angola, Botswana, Tanzania, The Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Malawi
Minimum Longitude 22.000
Maximum Longitude 33.700
Mininum Latitude -18.080
Maximum Latitude -8.220

What is the capital of Zambia?

map showing the location of Zambia
Location of Lusaka on a map.

Lusaka is the capital city of Zambia. It has a population of 1,267,440, and is located on a latitue of -15.41 and longitude of 28.29.

Lusaka is also the political center of Zambia, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Lusaka, the Capital Of Zambia

City Lusaka
Country Zambia
Population 1,267,440
Longitude 28.28713000
Latitude -15.40669000
Elevation 1277 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Zambia

Rank City Population
#1Lusaka1,267,440
#2Kitwe400,914
#3Ndola394,518
#4Kabwe188,979
#5Chingola148,564
#6Mufulira120,500
#7Luanshya113,365
#8Livingstone109,203
#9Kasama91,056
#10Chipata85,963
#11Kalulushi66,575
#12Mazabuka64,006
#13Chililabombwe57,328
#14Mongu52,534

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.