Zambia is a landlocked country in the continent of Africa surrounded by the countries Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Angola. Zambia is full of rugged terrain and diverse wild-life. There are also many parks and safari areas. The country is notorious for “The Valley of the Leopard”. Zambia is one of the few African countries where all of Africa’s wildlife is displayed without having to be fenced in.
Zambia is a country of numerous and diverse languages and dialects. The main language is English and is used for education, commerce, and law. Aside from the english language, there are seven total vernacular languages: Bemba, Nyanja, Lozi, Tonga, Luvale, Lunda, and Kaonde.
The capital city of Zambia is a city by the name of Lusaka. Lusaka is located in the south-central part of the country on a limestone plateau 4,198 feet above sea level. This city is also located at the center of commerce and government, with four connecting highways heading North, South, east, and west. As of 2019, Lusaka’s population neared 3.3 million.
According to the 1996 constitution, Zambia is predominantly a Christian country, although many have already abandoned all aspects of traditional Christian belief systems. Zambia is now currently 75.3% Protestent, 20.2% Catholic, and 0.5% Muslim. 2% define themselves as “other religion” while 1.8% have no religion.
Towards the middle of the year 2020, Zambia recorded a population of 18,383,955. This is equivalent to 0.24% of the total world population. Zambia also ranks number 65 in the list of countries by population. With its steadily growing economy, Zambia has the potential to be a very prosperous nation.