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About Zambia in detail
Where is Zambia?
Zambia, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 15 25 S 28 17 E otherwise in Africa, in Southern Africa, east of Angola, south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
What is the capital city of Zambia?
The capital city of Zambia is: Lusaka.
What is the time in Lusaka?
It is 7 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Lusaka is: UTC+2.
What is the Internet code for Zambia?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Zambia is: .zm
What is the size of Zambia?
The territory of Zambia is total: 752,618 sq km; land: 743,398 sq km, water: 9,220 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Zambia is slightly larger than Texas.
If we would like to walk around and discover Zambia, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 6,043.15 km.
What is the water coverage of Zambia?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Zambia is covered by water (see below), and this includes 0 km (landlocked country) coastline.
What is the climate like in Zambia?
The climate of Zambia is tropical: modified by altitude: rainy season (October to April).
Geographical data of Zambia
The elevation of Zambia; mean elevation: 1,138 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Zambezi river 329 m, highest point: unnamed elevation in Mafinga Hills 2,301 m.
The typical geographical details of Zambia include mostly high plateau with some hills and mountains.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Zambia is landlocked country; the Zambezi forms a natural riverine boundary with Zimbabwe; Lake Kariba on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border forms the world's largest reservoir by volume (180 cu km; 43 cu mi).
Resources and land use of Zambia
The country’s main mined products are copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal, emeralds, gold, silver, uranium, hydropower. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 31.7%; arable land 4.8%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 26.9%; forest: 66.3%; other: 2% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Zambia
The number of inhabitants of Zambia is 15,510,711 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 40.9% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Zambia is concentrated in LUSAKA (capital) 2.179 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Zambia
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Bemba 21%, Tonga 13.6%, Chewa 7.4%, Lozi 5.7%, Nsenga 5.3%, Tumbuka 4.4%, Ngoni 4%, Lala 3.1%, Kaonde 2.9%, Namwanga 2.8%, Lunda (north Western) 2.6%, Mambwe 2.5%, Luvale 2.2%, Lamba 2.1%, Ushi 1.9%, Lenje 1.6%, Bisa 1.6%, Mbunda 1.2%, other 13.8%, unspecified 0.4% (2010 estimate).
Spoken languages in Zambia
The spoken languages in Zambia are the following: Bembe 33.4%, Nyanja 14.7%, Tonga 11.4%, Lozi 5.5%, Chewa 4.5%, Nsenga 2.9%, Tumbuka 2.5%, Lunda (North Western) 1.9%, Kaonde 1.8%, Lala 1.8%, Lamba 1.8%, English (official language) 1.7%, Luvale 1.5%, Mambwe 1.3%, Namwanga 1.2%, Lenje 1.1%, Bisa 1%, other 9.7%, unspecified 0.2%. Note: Zambia is said to have over 70 languages, although many of these may be considered dialects; all of Zambia's major languages are members of the Bantu family (2010 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Zambia?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Protestant 75.3%, Roman Catholic 20.2%, other 2.7% (includes Muslim Buddhist, Hindu, and Baha'i), none 1.8% (2010 estimate).
Further population data of Zambia
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 46.08% (male 3,590,466 / female 3,556,756) 15-24 years: 20% (male 1,550,183 / female 1,552,706) 25-54 years: 28.65% (male 2,239,661 / female 2,204,823) 55-64 years: 2.91% (male 211,039 / female 240,156) 65 years and over: 2.35% (male 158,827 / female 206,094) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Zambia is 2.94% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Zambia the birth rate is 41.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 12.4 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Zambia the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Zambia, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Zambia are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 5% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Zambia
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Zambia had one of the world’s fastest growing economies for the ten years up to 2014, with real GDP growth averaging roughly 6.7% per annum, though growth slowed in 2015 and 2016 to just over 3%, due to falling copper prices, reduced power generation, andDespite recent strong economic growth and its status as a lower middle-income country, widespread and extreme rural poverty and high unemployment levels remain significant problems, made worse by a high birth rate, a relatively high HIV/AIDS burden, and bPoor management of water resources has also contributed to a power generation shortage, which has hampered industrial productivity and contributed to an increase in year-on-year inflation to more than 20% in 2016. Zambia’s currency, the kwacha, also depre.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Zambia is $20.57 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Zambia is 3% (2016 estimate) 3% (2015 estimate) 5% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Zambia this is $3,900 (2016 estimate) $3,900 (2015 estimate) $3,900 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Zambia produces?
The main agricultural products of Zambia are corn, sorghum, rice, peanuts, sunflower seeds, vegetables, flowers, tobacco, cotton, sugarcane, cassava (manioc, tapioca), coffee; cattle, goats, pigs, poultry, milk, eggs, hides.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are copper mining and processing, emerald mining, construction, foodstuffs, beverages, chemicals, textiles, fertilizer, horticulture. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on copper mining and processing, emerald mining, construction, foodstuffs, beverages, chemicals, textiles, fertilizer, horticulture.
Drinking water source in Zambia
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 85.6% of population, rural: 51.3% of population, total: 65.4% of population. Unimproved: urban: 14.4% of population, rural: 48.7% of population, total: 34.6% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Zambia
In Zambia, the average number of childbirth is 5.67 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Zambia
The average age of the population is total: 16.7 years; male: 16.6 years, female: 16.9 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Zambia it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Zambia is 0 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: yes. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: not specified.
Is Zambia a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Zambia
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Zambia density of the hospital beds is 2 beds / 1,000 population (2010).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Zambia the degree of risk: very highfood or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fevervectorborne diseases: malaria and dengue feverwater contact disease: schistosomiasisanimal contact disease: rabies (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Zambia the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Zambia is 7.2% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Zambia? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Zambia are periodic drought; tropical storms (November to April).
More interesting facts about Zambia
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; The territory of Northern Rhodesia was administered by the former British South Africa Company from 1891 until it was taken over by the UK in 1923. During the 1920s and 1930s, advances in mining spurred development and immigration. The name was changed to Zambia upon independence in 1964. In the 1980s and 1990s, declining copper prices, economic mismanagement, and a prolonged drought hurt the economy. Elections in 1991 brought an end to one-party rule and propelled the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) to government. The subsequent vote in 1996, however, saw increasing harassment of opposition parties and abuse of state media and other resources. The election in 2001 was marked by administrative problems, with three parties filing a legal petition challenging the election of ruling party candidate Levy MWANAWASA. MWANAWASA was reelected in 2006 in an election that was deemed free and fair. Upon his death in August 2008, he was succeeded by his vice president, Rupiah BANDA, who won a special presidential byelection later that year. The MMD and BANDA lost to the Patriotic Front (PF) and Michael SATA in the 2011 general elections. SATA, however, presided over a period of haphazard economic management and attempted to silence opposition to PF policies. SATA died in October 2014 and was succeeded by his vice president, Guy SCOTT, who served as interim president until special elections were held in January 2015. Edgar LUNGU won the presidential by election and will complete SATA's term, which expires in August 2016 when new presidential, as well as parliamentary and local elections, will be held.
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Zambia: 24 October 1964 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Zambia
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, green field with a panel of three vertical bands of red (hoist side), black, and orange below a soaring orange eagle, on the outer edge of the flag; green stands for the country's natural resources and vegetation, red symbolizes the struggle for freedom, black the people of Zambia, and orange the country's mineral wealth; the eagle represents the people's ability to rise above the nation's problems.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Zambia: African fish eagle; national colors: green, red, black, orange.
Constitution of Zambia
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Zambia?
Most of the times, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Zambia is mixed legal system of English common law and customary law.
It was Aristotle, who founded Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Zambia, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National Assembly (164 seats; 156 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote, and 8 appointed by the president; members serve 5-year terms); note - 6 additional electoral seats were added for the 11 August 2016 election, up from 150 electoral seats in the 2011 electionelections: last held on 11 August 2016 (next to be held in 2021)election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - PF 80, UPND 58, MMD 3, FDD 1, independent 14.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Zambia
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Zambia the labor force is 7.116 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Zambia is total: 62.9 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 68.3 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 57.3 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Zambia is 15% (2008 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Zambia, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.5% highest 10%: 47.4% (2010).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Zambia the GINI index is .57,5 (2013).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Zambia, the people living under the poverty line is the lowest 10%: 1.5% highest 10%: 47.4% (2010).
About the budget and central governments debt of Zambia
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Zambia is; revenues: $3.418 billion, expenditures: $5.079 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 16.6% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Zambia is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Zambia
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 20.7% (2016 estimate), 10.1% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 15.7% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Zambia
Zambia, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Zambia is: $6.609 billion (2016 estimate), $6.998 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: copper/cobalt, cobalt, electricity; tobacco, flowers, cotton.
The most important imported products are: machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, electricity, fertilizer, foodstuffs, clothing, and the countries from where the import is coming: South Africa 34.5%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 18.2%, Kenya 9.7%, China 7.3%, India 4.4% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Zambia
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Zambia, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 99.6% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Zambia, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Zambia; among the best in sub-Saharan Africadomestic: high-capacity microwave radio relay connects most larger towns and cities; several cellular telephone services in operation and network coverage is improving; domestic satellite system being installed to improve telephone service in rural areas; Internetinternational: country code - 260; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (1 Indian Ocean and 1 Atlantic Ocean), 3 owned by Zamtel (2010).
Transport infrastructure in Zambia
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Zambia: 88 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Zambia: total: 40,454 km, paved: 9,403 km, unpaved: 31,051 km (2005).
The total length of the waterways in Zambia: 2,250 km (includes Lake Tanganyika and the Zambezi and Luapula rivers) (2010).
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Facts & data about Zambia
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Zambia, conventional short form: Zambia, former: Northern Rhodesia, etymology: name derived from the Zambezi River, which flows through the western part of the country and forms its southern border with neighboring Zimbabwe.
|Abbrevation: Zambia||Geographic coordinates:
15 00 S, 30 00 E
|Country location: Africa|
|Capital of Zambia: Lusaka||GPS of the Capital:
15 25 S 28 17 E
|Position: Southern Africa, east of Angola, south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Land area: total: 752,618 sq km; land: 743,398 sq km, water: 9,220 sq km||Terrain: mostly high plateau with some hills and mountains
||Area comparative: slightly larger than Texas|
|Population: 15,510,711 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 2.94% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.01 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.88 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.76 male(s) / female, total population: 1 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $6.609 billion (2016 estimate), $6.998 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $6.752 billion (2016 estimate), $7.711 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: South Africa 34.5%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 18.2%, Kenya 9.7%, China 7.3%, India 4.4% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 40.9% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): LUSAKA (capital) 2.179 million (2015)||Median age: total: 16.7 years; male: 16.6 years, female: 16.9 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 3.164 million. Percent of population: 21% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 116,165. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 1 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 11.558 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 77 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 15% (2008 estimate)||Nationality: Zambian(s) adjective: Zambian||National holidays: Independence Day, 24 October (1964)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 52.5 years. Male: 50.8 years, female: 54.1 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 5.67 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 41.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write Englis. Total population: 63.4%; male: 70.9%, female: 56% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of English common law and customary law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: copper mining and processing, emerald mining, construction, foodstuffs, beverages, chemicals, textiles, fertilizer, horticulture||Industrial production growth rate: 0.2% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 3% (2016 estimate) 3% (2015 estimate) 5% (2014 estimate)|
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