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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: 15.972 million (2017)

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%



  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: All Even in Group C As Kotoko Beat Zesco - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [CAF] Asante Kotoko recorded their first win of the group stage after beating Zesco United 2-1 in Kumasi on Wednesday.
  • Fri - Feb 15, 2019: President Bids Farewell to Ambassadors of Zambia, Liberia - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [ENA] Addis Ababa -President Sahlework Zewdie bid farewell today to the ambassadors of Liberia and Zambia. During the occasion, Zambia's Ambassador to Ethiopia Susan Sikaneta said she "has witnessed a lot of changes in Ethiopia, especially after premier Abiy Ahmed came to power. I really feel joy for Africa. We've got a leader who can do many things in such a short time."
  • Wed - Feb 13, 2019: Lwandamina Aims Kotoko Scalp to Stay Top - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [CAF] Zesco United coach George Lwandamina says they are not gambling on getting a draw away in Kumasi on Wednesday against Asante Kotoko but aiming to stay top of Group C.
  • Mon - Feb 11, 2019: Opposition Leader Hakainde Hichilema Claims President Edgar Lungu Tried to Assassinate Him - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Daily Maverick] Police say they will investigate the incident - but who will they investigate?
  • Fri - Feb 8, 2019: Stanbic Funds Lusaka Mall - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [The Herald] Banking group, Stanbic Bank Zambia, has signed a multi-million dollar loan facility with Vertigo Properties for the completion of a shopping complex -- Pinnacle Mall in Lusaka.