Zambia Facts and History

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National Flag of Zambia

Interesting facts about Zambia

  • Official Name: Republic of Zambia
  • Form of Government: multiparty republic with one legislative house (National Assembly [1671])
  • President: Edgar Lungu
  • Prime Minister: N/A
  • GDP: 23.31 billion USD (2019)
  • Capital: Lusaka
  • Population: 17.86 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: English
  • Currency: Zambian kwacha
  • Timezone: GMT+2
  • Area: 752,618 km²
  • Dialing Code: +260
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Mafinga,Kangampande,Kongera
  • Major Rivers: zambezi,kafue,Luangwa,Chambeshi
  • Continent: Africa
  • Border Countries: The neighbouring countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west.

Map of Zambia

National Symbols of Zambia

  • National Bird: African fish eagle
  • National Anthem: “Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free”
  • National Animal: African Fish Eagle
  • National Flower: Bougainvillea
  • National Poet: Not Declared
  • National Game: football