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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 9, 2020: Zambians Still Entering Namibia Illegally - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Namibian] Zambezi regional police have raised concerns over the increasing number of Zambians who are still entering the country illegally, despite the closure of the borders to fight against the further spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
  • Wed - Apr 8, 2020: It's 'False' Majeure - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] THE Government and Glencore, the owners of Mopani Copper Mines, are once again butting heads after the miner's decision to put its operations in Kitwe and Mufulira on care and maintenance for the next three months was given short shrift.
  • Wed - Apr 8, 2020: I'm Watching Your Fitness - Micho - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] Chipolopolo coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic has urged national team players to take the online training sessions seriously to help them keep physically fit during the season break because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • Wed - Apr 8, 2020: Good Volleyball Coming Beyond COVID-19 - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] THE Zambia Volleyball Association (ZAVA) has promised a better national league when the second edition of the competition gets underway after the Coronavirus (COVI-19) sports activities ban is lifted.
  • Wed - Apr 8, 2020: I'm Ready to Serve, Says Mumba - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) vice-presidential aspirant Justin Mumba says he is ready to serve the association after successful meetings with councillors across the country.