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Name(official): Republic of Zambia
Name(short): Zambia
Capital City: Lusaka
Location: Southern Africa, east of Angola. Click to enlarge map of zambia
Map of Zambia
Coordinate: 15 00 S, 30 00 E
Independence: (From Britain) October 24th; 1964.
  • Michael Chilufya SATA - President from 23 sept 2011
  • Rupiah Banda 29/6/2008 - 23/9/2011
  • Levy Mwanawasa 2/1/2002 - 19/8/2008 (Died in office)
  • Fredrick Chiluba 2/11/1991 - 2/1/2002
  • Kenneth Kaunda 24/10/1964 - 2/11/1991
    • Guy SCOTT - Vice President: 23/9/2011 -
    • George Kunda 2/11/2008 - 23/9/2011
    • Rupiah banda 9/10/2006 - 2/11/2008
Type of Government: Republic
Total Area: 752
Population: 11 502 010 (July 2006)
People: African 98.7%, European 1.1%, other 0.2
Religion: Christian 50-75%, muslim and Hindu 24-49%, indigenous beliefs 1%
Languages: English (official), major vernaculars - Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, and about 70 other indigenous languages.
Literacy: 80.6%total, 86.8%male, 74.8%female (2003)
Currency: Zambian kwacha (ZMK)
GDP(per capita): $900 (2005)
Arable Land: 6.99% (2005)
Agriculture: corn, sorghum, rice, peanuts, sunflower seed, vegetables, flowers, tobacco, cotton, sugarcane, cassava (tapioca), coffee; cattle, goats, pigs, poultry, milk, eggs, hides.
Natural resources: Copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal, emeralds, gold, silver, uranium, hydropower
Embassy in Japan: Embassy of the Republic of Zambia,
Chancery: 1-10-2, Ebara, Shinagawa-ku.
Post Code: 142-0063, Tel. 03-3491-0121/2
General Info: Zambia National Information Gateway
International Phone Code: +260


  • Bank of Zambia
  • Export Board of Zambia
  • Zambia's Business Web Directory
  • Zambia Mining
  • Tourism: Some of the best tourist destinations are ....
    • Victoria Falls -The greatest known curtain of falling water, 546 million cubic meters of water per minute.
    • Lake Tangayika -The longest fresh water lake on earth. At a dept of 1 433 meters(4 700feet), it is also the 2nd deepest after Russia's lake Baikal.
    • Lake Bangweulu -Referred to locally as "the place where the water meets the sky"
    • Zambezi River
    • Lake Kariba
    • South Luangwa National Park -One of the world's top ten reserves.
    • North Luangwa -Caution is reqiured here, very wild park and access with a guide is recommended
    • Kafue -One of Africa's biggest reserves
    • Lower Zambezi -best viewed by canoe
    • Chimfunshi  Chimpanzee sanctuary and orphanage
    • Kapisha -Natural hotspring
    • The Mumbwa Caves
    • Zambia National Tourist Board.
    • Visit Zambia (News and Tourism Info)


Chipata, Kabwe, Lusaka, Mongu, Ndola, Kitwe, Kasama, Mpulungu, Solwezi, Mufulira, Livingstone.




9 provinces; Central, Copperbelt, Eastern, Luapula, Lusaka, Northern, North-Western, Southern, Western.