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    Information About Zambia

    About Zambia

    The republic of Zambia, where the headquarters of the COMESA are located and the fastest economically growing country in the world, is in the southern Africa between Tanzania and Angola. Lusaka is the largest city and the capital city of the state and uses English as the official language although other regional languages such as Bemba are also recognized. "One Zambia, one nation" is the state's motto with the presidential republic being the form of governance where the president and the vice president are the state leaders. The state gained independence in 1964 and adopted the national assembly as the legislature. It lies within the central African time zone and uses the Zambian kwacha as the commercial currency with the +260 being the calling code.

    History of Zambia

    The British South Africa was the administering company in the northern Rhodesia territory from 1891 until the United Kingdom conquered them and took over the administration from 1923. The mining activities carried out in Zambia during the 1930s stimulated the development of the country and even encouraged transmigration in the state. The multi party system took over the one party rule in the general election held in 1991 although the economy of the country had been deteriorated due to the decline in the prices of copper in the international market and the prolonged drought which had struck the state. Mwanawasa was re-elected as the president of Zambia in the free and fair elections which were held in 2006 after the previous election of 2001 marked by administrative problem. Edga Lungu worn the 2015 by elections which were held in response to the death of Michael Sata and his term is expected to end in 2016.

    Geography of Zambia

    Zambia located between Tanzania and Angola within the southern regional block of the African continent. The approximate area covered by the state is 752, 618 square kilometers with only 743, 398 square kilometers dry land while the rest of the country is covered by water. Being a landlocked country, it doesn't have a coastline. The Zambezi basin and the Congo basins are the main river basin draining the central-west and the northern regions of the country. The northern parts of Zambia are covered by flat broad plateaus with the known Barotse floodplain dominating the natural environment from December to June. The plateaus and valleys are usually tilted upwards in the eastern regions of the country with the Muchinga Mountains running parallel to the valleys.

    Climate of Zambia

    The elevation, elaborated by the altitude within which the country is found, is responsible for the modification of the tropical climate of Zambia. The summer period marked by the rainy season runs from November to April while the winter period marked by the dry season runs from May to October. The altitude modifies the tropical climate of Zambia to pleasant subtropical climate during the cool months of May to August.

    Natural Resources in Zambia

    Zambia posses six percent of the world's copper reserves and is recognized for the great minerals such as emeralds, tourmaline and several reserves of gold and silver deposited within its territory. Zambia is also blessed with abundant water catchment features such as rivers and lakes and even large arable lands which they used for agricultural practices and wildlife conservation not forgetting the forested areas which provide timber and act as a source of energy.

    Tourist Attraction in Zambia

    The unique African culture of Zambia, the thrilling wildlife and the beautiful natural landmarks within Zambia make it a great destination of many tourists from all over the world who love adventure and fun. The world's biggest waterfall-Victoria falls shared by Zambia and Zimbabwe it a great wonderful place where the missionary David Livingstone's statue is on the sides of the fall; the south Luanga national park with fabulous daytime and night safari drives, has abundant wildlife of different races; the lower Zambezi river provides a great basin for fishing and boat cruises where there are several bush camps within the park and the great rift valley with both the active and semi active volcanoes on its sides; are among the great site visited by tourists in all seasons. The plains and plateaus along the rivers and the lakes have green and healthy grass which provides great grazing areas for the zebras and the large herds of buffaloes and wild beasts; the fine-grained volcanic rock in the Batoka George are also key attraction sites in Zambia. The major cities within Zambia include:
    • Lusaka
    • Ndola
    • Kitwe
    • Kabwe
    • Chingola
    • Mufulira

    Famous Hotels in Zambia

    The famous hotels of Zambia are
    • Radisson blue hotel Lusaka
    • Best western plus grand hotel
    • Stay easy Lusaka
    • Southern sun Ridgeway
    • Protea hotel Lusaka tower
    • Protea hotel Cairo road

    Zambia Cuisine

    There are annual traditional ceremonies such as the mutomboko which are practiced in Zambia. Although Christianity is the populous religion, other traditional religions are also practiced mostly in the rural areas. The traditional arts such as the pottery and basketry and the ancient musical instruments like drums have been carried to the current culture of Zambia. The stiff corn porridge named nshima is mostly the preferred breakfast while both green vegetable stewed in peanut sauce and a mixture of beans and the nshima are served in both breakfast and dinner. Grasshoppers and caterpillars which are wild insects are usually fried and eaten for snacks. The local brew from sorghum and the beers from the southern Africa are the preferred beverages.

    International Airports in Zambia

    • Kenneth Kaunda international airport
    • Harry Nkumbula international airport
    • Chipata airport
    • Simon Kapwepwe international airport
    • Mfuwe international airport
    • Kasaba Bay airport
    Posted By : All Places Map Last Updated: August 08, 2015

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    Facts about Zambia

    Independence Day24-Oct-64
    ClimateHumid Subtropical
    Area752,618 sq km
    CurrencyZambian Kwacha (ZMK)
    Dialling Code260
    NeighboursAngola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe