History of Zambia
Geography of ZambiaZambia 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 ZambiaThe 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 ZambiaZambia 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 ZambiaThe 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:
Famous Hotels in ZambiaThe 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 CuisineThere 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.
- 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
|Area||752,618 sq km|
|Currency||Zambian Kwacha (ZMK)|
|Neighbours||Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe|