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Capital: LusakaGovernment: 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: 14,600,000 (2014)

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 - Jul 26, 2017: Student Arrested For 'Insulting' President Lungu - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] Musician and political commentator Chama Fumba, popularly known as Pilato has branded as stupid the arrest of 35-year old DMI St Eugene student Edward Makayi over a facebook posting allegedly insulting President Edgar Lungu.
  • Wed - Jul 26, 2017: Catholic Bishops Brief Lungu On Hichilema Caucus - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] The Catholic Bishops have continued paving way for dialogue between President Edgar Lungu and incarcerated UPND president Hakainde Hichilema with the clergy conferring once more with the Head of State.
  • Wed - Jul 26, 2017: Zambian Chevening Scholars Donate to Charity - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [PR Newswire] London -The Acting High Commissioner Andrew Hamilton has commended the Zambian Chevening Alumni for donating eight (8) computers and a financial donation to a charity in Lusaka.
  • Wed - Jul 26, 2017: SA, Zambia Must Fulfil Trade Commitments - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [] Zambian Finance Minister Felix Mutati says South African and Zambian companies must build on the commitments made by the Heads of State of the two countries.
  • Wed - Jul 26, 2017: 'Zambia Week' to Be Held in China to Strengthen Ties - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Focac] Lusaka -Zambian Vice-President Inonge Wina is expected to grace the "Zambia Week" which opens in China this week meant to showcase the country's investment potential, a government official said on Tuesday.