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About Zambia

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Location Central Africa, between latitudes 18° S and 22 ° S, landlocked with 08 neighbours (i.e. Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, DRC) 
Land Area 752,614 Km Sq.
Population 10,345,558 (2002 estimate)
GDP per capita K1,528,506 (equivalent to US$ 354.90)
Capital City Lusaka (Altitude 1,277 meters above sea level)
Weather Hottest month : October (18° C to 31° C); Coldest : July (9° C to 23° C); and Wettest : December (231 mm)
Climate Tropical
   
Major Tourist Attractions Victoria Falls (one of the 7 natural wonders of the world); Kariba Dam  (one of the largest man-made lake); 19 National Parks and 34 game management areas as well as 23 million hectares devoted to the conservation of an amazing variety of wild animals and bird species. The country also hold a number of traditional ceremonies including the Kuomboka, Ncwala, Likumbi Lyamize, Shimunenga, Mutomboko 
Time +2 hours of  GMT
Languages English (official language, which is widely spoken), Bemba, Tonga, Nyanja, Lozi, Luvale, Lunda, Kaonde and other vernacular languages
Measures Metric System
Currency Kwacha (ZK) = 100 Ngwee. The exchange rate is market determined. Average exchange rate was ZK K3,906.9 = US $1 in 2006.

 

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