Zambia

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The Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. 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. The capital city is Lusaka, located in the southeast of the country. The population is concentrated mainly around the capital and the Copperbelt to the northwest. Zambia has been inhabited for thousands of years by hunter-gatherers and migrating tribes. Zambia's economy has been traditionally dominated by the copper mining industry; however the government has recently been pursuing an economic diversification programme.

Established
1964-10-24
Joined Commonwealth
1964
Capital City
Lusaka
Demonym
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Zambian
Country motto
"One Zambia, One Nation"
Size
290587 square miles.
Population
11862740
Population density
Based on figures from 2000.
16 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 191)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$17830000000 (World ranking:130)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2007.
0.434 (World ranking:165)
Currency Code
ZMK
Country calling code
260
Basic data taken from from Wikipedia InfoBoxes via DBPedia

Content for this country

Below you can find updates from CYEC exchanges and projects that have involved this country.

Project Mthunzi and Lilanda Initiative
9 years 37 weeks ago

This exchange is a fantastic way to bring togther young musicians from Zambia and Scotland to learn about each others cultures, traditional industries and history through music.

Project Cary Mufulira - Zambia
9 years 37 weeks ago

This exchange gives young people the opportunity to promote mutual understanding, education and learning, through a Global Youth Action Project.