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Zambia Facts

Zambia's Information

Flag of Zambia
Land Area 743,398 km2
Water Area 9,220 km2
Total Area 752,618km2 (#38)
Population 15,510,711 (#69)
Population Density 20.86/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $65.17 Billion
GDP Per Capita $3,900
Currency Kwacha (ZMK)
Largest Cities
  • Name: Zambia
    (long form) Republic of Zambia
  • Capital City: Lusaka (1,742,979 pop.)
  • Zambia Population: 14,222,233 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Zambian Kwacha (ZMK)
    (conversion rates)

    Zambian Kwacha
    5000 Zambian Kwachas
  • Ethnicity: African 99.5% (includes Bemba, Tonga, Chewa, Lozi, Nsenga, Tumbuka, Ngoni, Lala, Kaonde, Lunda, and other African groups), other 0.5% (includes Europeans, Asians, and Americans)
  • GDP total: $24.36 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $1,700 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Bemba 30.1% (official), Nyanja 10.7% (official), Tonga 10.6% (official), Lozi 5.7% (official), Chewa 4.9%, Nsenga 3.4%, Tumbuka 2.5%, Lunda 2.2% (official), Kaonde 2% (official), Lala 2%, Luvale 1.7% (official), English 1.7% (official), other 22.5%
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Lusaka, Kitwe, Ndola, Kabwe, Chingola
  • Name: Derived from the Zambezi River (which translates to God's River)
  • National Day: October 24
  • Religion: Christian 50%-75%, Muslim and Hindu 24%-49%, indigenous beliefs 1%
  • Symbols

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