Ten fun facts about Zambia


Fact 1
Zambia is bordered by seven countries and was a former British colony known as Northern Rhodesia before independence. The longest border is the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Fact 2
The capital of Zambia is Lusaka. The earlier capital was Livingstone.

Fact 3
Zambia gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1964.


Fact 4
The name comes from the Zambesi River and means “heart of all.”

Fact 5
The Kwacha is the Zambian monetary unit.

Fact 6
Zambia has three distinct seasons. It is warm and wet from December to April, cool and dry from May to August. The average temperatures in summer range from 25⁰C to 35⁰C and in winter from 6⁰C to 24⁰C.

Fact 7
Iron and copper have been mined in Zambia for over 2000 years. The exports are copper/cobalt 64%, electricity, tobacco, flowers and cotton. It imports machinery, petroleum products, transportation equipment, fertilizer, electricity, foodstuffs and clothing

Fact 8
The official language in Zambia is English. In addition to English, there are several other vernaculars spoken here include Kaonda, Bemba, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga and others.

Fact 9
Victoria Falls is located on the Zambesi River. This is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is referred to by African as “Musi-o-Tunyi” (The smoke that thunders.)

Fact 10
Nshima is the staple food that is eaten in Zambia. It is made out of ground maize and water.


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Short about Zambia
Is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa, east of Angola and north of Botswana and Zimbabwe.


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Population
15,023,315

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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