Zambia info

Zambia

  • Full name: Republic of Zambia
  • Population: 11 million (UN, 2005)
  • Capital: Lusaka
  • Area: 752,614 sq km, slightly larger than Texas
  • Major language: English (official), Bemba, Lozi, Nyanja, Tonga
  • Major religions: Christian 50%-75%, Muslim and Hindu 24%-49%, indigenous beliefs 1%
  • People: 90% of Zambians belong to the nine main ethno-linguistic groups: the Bemba, Nyanja-Chewa, Tonga, Tumbuka, Lunda, Luvale, Kaonde, Nkoya and Lozi. High proportions of each group are found near the Cooper belt. Nearly half of the population is urban while the other half is rural subsistence farmers.