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Multiple waves of Bantu-speaking groups moved into and through what is now Zambia over the past thousand years. In the 1880s, the British began securing mineral and other economic concessions from various local leaders and the territory eventually became known as Northern Rhodesia. The name was changed to Zambia upon independence in 1964.

  • Victoria Falls;
  • Devil’s Pool;
  • Zambezi River;
  • Kafue National Park;
  • Lusaka National Museum;
  • Siavonga;
  • Blue Lagoon National Park
  • Private Jets, Helicopters and Airliners
  • Finest Onboard Catering
  • Ground Transport and Yachts
  • Luxury Villa & House Rentals
  • Local Guide & 24/7 Assistance
  • Customized Global Services
  • The State's Capital
  • Time Zone
    UTC +2
  • Telephone Code
  • Total Area
    752 618 Km2
  • Population
    20 216 029 (2023 est.)
  • Main Languages
    Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga, Lozi
  • Currency
    Zambian kwacha (ZMK)
  • GDP Per Capita
    USD 3200
  • Airports

    Tropical; modified by altitude; rainy season (October to April)

    Bemba 21%, Tonga 13.6%, Chewa 7.4%, Lozi 5.7%, Nsenga 5.3%, Tumbuka 4.4%, Ngoni 4%, Lala 3.1%, Kaonde 2.9%, Namwanga 2.8%, Lunda (north Western) 2.6%, Mambwe 2.5%, Luvale 2.2%, Lamba 2.1%, Ushi 1.9%, Lenje 1.6%, Bisa 1.6%, Mbunda 1.2%

    Beckoning someone with one's index finger is considered very rude, as it is usually reserved for animals.

    Nshima — a dough-like porridge made from ground maize used to scoop up side dishes (ndiwo) such as soups, stews, sauces, or relishes

    Lower middle-income Sub-Saharan economy; major copper exporter; one of youngest and fastest growing labor forces; regional hydroelectricity exporter

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