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Capital: Lusaka

Government: Unitary Presidential Republic

Current President: Edgar Lungu


  • Zambia’s economy has experienced strong growth in recent years, with real GDP growth in 2005-11 more than 6% per year.
  • Dependency on copper makes Zambia’s economy vulnerable to depressed commodity prices.

Population: 16,445,079 (2018)

Land Size: 752,614 sq km (290,586 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Bemba
  • Tonga
  • Chewa
  • Lozi
  • Nsenga
  • Tumbuka
  • Ngoni
  • Lala
  • Kaonde
  • Lunda
  • Other: 0.5% (includes Europeans, Asians, and Americans) (2000 Census)

  • Christian: 50-75%
  • Muslim and Hindu: 24-49%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 1%


  • Bemba (official): 30.1%
  • Nyanja (official): 10.7%
  • Tonga (official): 10.6%
  • Lozi (official): 5.7%
  • Chewa: 4.9%
  • Nsenga: 3.4%
  • Tumbuka: 2.5%
  • Lunda (official): 2.2%
  • Kaonde (official): 2%
  • Lala: 2%
  • Luvale (official): 1.7%
  • English (official): 1.7%
  • other: 22.5%



  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Football/U-20 - Angola Play Zambia At Cosafa Cup - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The under-20 national football team will face the host team,Zambia, in a semi finals match of the Cosafa Cup, to take place Thursday afternoon in Nkoloma Stadium, in Lusaka City.
  • Wed - Dec 11, 2019: Kaunda Gets Anti-Graft Award - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [The Herald] Former Zambian president Dr Kenneth Kaunda (95) has been honoured with a lifetime achiever's award for fighting corruption.
  • Tue - Dec 10, 2019: 'Intensify Awareness Campaigns On Women's Struggles' - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] An international women advocacy organisation (Merk Foundation) has called for the intensifying of stories on struggles women go through as a way of helping reduce inequality and stigma.
  • Mon - Dec 9, 2019: Don't Be Too Comfortable, Ex-Zambian First Lady's Advice to Wives of Powerful Zim Men - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [New Zimbabwe] Visiting former Zambian First Lady Maureen Mwanawasa has challenged spouses of powerful men in Zimbabwe to work towards enhancing their professional lives as this will not leave them exposed when they lose the privileges one day.
  • Fri - Dec 6, 2019: Standing Up for Human Rights in Zambia - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Council on Foreign Relations] New York -Last week, when U.S. Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote expressed his dismay about a Zambian court ruling sentencing two men to fifteen years in prison for the crime of conducting a same-sex relationship, Zambian President Edgar Lungu was quick to take offense.