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Physical Map of Zambia. It shows the physical features of Zambia including the major mountain ranges, rivers, lakes, and other natural features. worldatlas.com worldatlas.com zimbabwe mozambique botswana namibia angola democratic republic of the congo tanzania malawi

As can be observed on the physical map of Zambia, most of the country consists of a wide plateau, with some scattered mountains (Muchinga) north and central.

The major river system, formed by the Zambezi and its tributaries - the Luangwa and Kafue Rivers - cuts into the plateau forming deep valleys and waterfalls such as Victoria Falls on the southern border with Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls, although neither the highest nor widest of waterfalls in the world, lays claim as the largest in the world based on a width of 5,604 ft. (1,708 m) and height of 354 ft. (108 m).

As marked on the map, a swamp basin surrounds Lake Bangweulu and the savanna grasslands, with woodlands and Rhodesian teak forests covering a large part of the southwest (though they are decreasing in size as the growing population demands more land).

Major lakes of Zambia include Bangweulu, Mweru and Tanganyika.

Zambia's highest point is an unnamed elevation within the Mafinga Mountains (Hills) at 8,503 ft. (2,301m); the lowest point of the country is the Zambezi River.

Like most of Southern Africa, Zambia also has rich biodiversity that is conserved in its many protected areas. National Parks of the country like the Luangwa National Park, Kafue National Park, etc., act as wildlife havens.

Provinces of Zambia Map

Zambia is divided into 10 provinces. These are Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Muchinga, Northern, North-Western, Southern, and Western. These provinces are further subdivided into districts. With an area of 126,386 sq. km Western Province is the largest by area. Lusaka, which is the smallest province with an area of 21,896 sq. km, hosts the national capital city of Lusaka. It is also the most populous and the most densely populated province in the country. 

Where is Zambia?

Map showing location of Zambia in the world. Europe Middle East Africa Zambia Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean Mediterranean Sea Arabian Sea Indian Ocean Tropic of Capricorn Equator Prime Meridian worldatlas.com worldatlas.com Tropic of Cancer

Zambia is a Southern-Central African landlocked country. It is located nearly midway between the Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn in the Southern Hemisphere. Longitudinally, it is located in the Eastern Hemisphere of the world. Zambia is bordered by seven countries. It is bounded to the north by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and to the south by Zimbabwe and Botswana. Tanzania borders the country to the north-east, Malawi to the west and Mozambique to the southeast. Angola borders Zambia to the west and Namibia to the southwest. 

Zambia Bordering Countries: Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Angola, Botswana, Tanzania, The Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Malawi.

Regional Maps: Map of Africa

Outline Map of Zambia

The blank outline map of Zambia can be downloaded for free and printed to be used for academic purpose or coloring. 

The outline map of Zambia exhibits the unique butterfly shape of the country. This shape is caused by the Congo Pedicle (pedicle or little foot) which is the DRC's southeast salient that divides Zambia into two lobes like the two wings of a butterfly.

Key Facts

Legal Name Republic of Zambia
Flag of Zambia
Capital City Lusaka; note - a proposal to build a new capital city in Ngabwe was announced in May 2017
15 25 S, 28 17 E
Total Area 752,618.00 km2
Land Area 743,398.00 km2
Water Area 9,220.00 km2
Population 17,861,030
Major Cities
  1. Lusaka (2,774,133)
  2. Kitwe (685,908)
  3. Ndola (542,495)
Currency Zambian kwacha (ZMK)
GDP $23.06 Billion
GDP Per Capita $1,291.34

This page was last updated on February 24, 2021

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