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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: 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%



  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Kasolo Takes Swipe At Chipata Council - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] Eastern Province Permanent Secretary Chanda Kasolo has taken a swipe at Chipata City Council management for tasking council police to collect daily revenue from the markets a responsibility outside their line of duty.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Safeguard Last Year's Harvest, Farmers Urged - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] Government has urged farmers to safeguard last year's harvest because it will be helpful with the unpredictable weather pattern the country is facing.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Permanent Secretary Urges Positive Work Culture to Enhance Productivity - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] Ministry of Labour and Social Security permanent secretary Barnaby Mulenga has said there is need to adopt and implement positive work culture in order to enhance productivity in the country.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Behaviour of Copperbelt University Lecturers Absurd - Minister Luo - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] Minister of Higher Education Professor Nkandu Luo has described as absurd the behaviour of Copperbelt University who locked up vice chancellor prof. Naison Ngoma in his office.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Ruling Party Youth Leader On Copperbelt Quits Post - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] Suspended Patriotic Front Copperbelt vice chairman Stanley Chandindi and provincial youth secretary Christopher Kalenge have resigned from their positions with immediate effect.