Zambia, in southern Africa, is a landlocked country of rugged terrain and diverse wildlife, with many parks and safari areas. On its border with Zimbabwe is famed Victoria Falls – indigenously called Mosi-oa-Tunya, or "Smoke That Thunders” – plunging a misty 108m into narrow Batoka Gorge. Spanning the Zambezi River just below the falls is Victoria Falls Bridge, a spectacular viewpoint.
Languages: English (Official) Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga, and Lozi
Ethnic Groups: African 98.7%, European 1.1%, other 0.2% of Population) are Bemba, Tonga, Chewa, and Lozi
Belief Systems:Christian 50%-75%, Muslim and Hindu 24%-49%, indigenous beliefs 1%
Population: 14.8 million people (World Rank: 70th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 51.4 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 200th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 3.1 %/yr (World Rank: 10th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 58.1 years (World Rank: 206th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 16.5 years (World Rank: 191st) (2010 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of Zambia
Current News About Zambia
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Zambia
in Washington D.C.
Zambian Government Web Sites
Directory of government Web sites and other links
by Gunnar Anzinger.
Traveling to Zambia
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com