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Country name conventional long form: Republic of Zambia
conventional short form: Zambia
former: Northern Rhodesia
Gevernment typerepublic
Capital name: Lusaka
geographic coordinates: 15 25 S, 28 17 E
time difference: UTC+2 (7 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Flag descriptiongreen with a panel of three vertical bands of red (hoist side), black, and orange below a soaring orange eagle, on the outer edge of the flag
CurrencyZambian kwacha (ZMK)
Internet country code.zm
Ports and terminalsMpulungu
Agriculture productscorn, sorghum, rice, peanuts, sunflower seed, vegetables, flowers, tobacco, cotton, sugarcane, cassava (tapioca), coffee; cattle, goats, pigs, poultry, milk, eggs, hides
Industriescopper mining and processing, construction, foodstuffs, beverages, chemicals, textiles, fertilizer, horticulture
Geography
LocationSouthern Africa, east of Angola
Coordinates15 00 S, 30 00 E
ContinentAfrica
Area total: 752,614 sq km
land: 740,724 sq km
water: 11,890 sq km
Boundaries total: 5,664 km
border countries: Angola 1,110 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,930 km, Malawi 837 km, Mozambique 419 km, Namibia 233 km, Tanzania 338 km, Zimbabwe 797 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Climatetropical; modified by altitude; rainy season (October to April)
Terrainmostly high plateau with some hills and mountains
Natural resourcescopper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal, emeralds, gold, silver, uranium, hydropower
Natural hazardsperiodic drought, tropical storms (November to April)
People
Population11,502,010
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groupsAfrican 98.7%, European 1.1%, other 0.2%
ReligionsChristian 50%-75%, Muslim and Hindu 24%-49%, indigenous beliefs 1%
LanguagesEnglish (official), major vernaculars - Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, and about 70 other indigenous languages

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