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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%



  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: End Malaria Council Launched in Zambia - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Macepa] The first ever country-level End Malaria Council was launched this month by the Government of the Republic of Zambia. The President, Edgar Lungu, officially convened the EMC and requested the Minster of Health, Chitalu Chilufya, to serve as chair. The EMC aims to close the country's funding gap by promoting national investment and resource allocation, fostering efficiencies in program implementation, and securing and sustaining donor commitments from the public and private sectors. Council members include
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: Can Nkana Clip Eagles Surge? - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] BUOYANT Nkana will today seek to make ground on MTN-FAZ Super Division Stream B leaders Green Eagles when the two sides clash in their rescheduled Week Six match at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe.
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: Finally, the Dialogue - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] THE nation's focus for the next fortnight will be firmly on the National Dialogue Forum (NDF) which commences formal proceedings in Lusaka today.
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: 15 Die in 212 Easter Road Accidents - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] Fifteen people died in 212 accidents recorded countrywide during the Easter long weekend, marking a drop in comparision to last year.
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: Dynamos to Pay $48,600 - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] FIFA has ordered Zambian MTN-FAZ Super League side Lusaka Dynamos to pay its former player Munthari Tagoe about US$48,600 for breach of contract.