Africa

Zambia profile

  • 21 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
The Victoria Falls attract many foreign visitors to Zambia
  • Full name: Republic of Zambia
  • Population: 13.8 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Lusaka
  • Area: 752,614 sq km (290,586 sq miles)
  • Major language: English (official), Bemba, Lozi, Nyanja, Tonga
  • Major religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs, Hinduism, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 49 years (men), 50 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Kwacha = 100 ngwee
  • Main exports: Copper, minerals, tobacco
  • GNI per capita: US $1,160 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .zm
  • International dialling code: +260