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Capital: Lusaka

Government: 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%



  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Disaster Management Unit Is Itself a Disaster - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] It is surprising that a country which has struggled with a good rainfall pattern, can fail to prepare for the blessing its people have been praying for. A certain leader even mocked the opposition to urinate in the Kariba Dam, so that the water levels can improve.
  • Fri - Feb 24, 2017: Inflation Drops to 6.8% in February - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Focac] Lusaka -Zambia's year-on year inflation slowed down by 0.2 percentage points in February, its statistics agency said on Thursday.
  • Thu - Feb 23, 2017: HM the King Sends Thanks Letter to Zambian Pres. Following Official Visit to Zambia - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI sent a letter of thanks to the President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, following the Sovereign's official visit to Zambia.
  • Thu - Feb 23, 2017: HM the King Leaves Lusaka After Official Visit to Zambia - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [MAP] Lusaka -HM King Mohammed VI, accompanied by HH Prince Moulay Ismail, left on Thursday afternoon Lusaka after an official visit to the Republic of Zambia.
  • Wed - Feb 22, 2017: 'Politician Kambwili Grows Wiser in the Absence Of 'Real' Authority' - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] Roan MP Chishimba Kambwili has seemingly grown wiser and humble after losing his lofty government position. Whether this is genuine only time will tell.