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Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Luangwa National Park

Wildlife in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Photo by Henning Borgersen





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Capital: Lusaka; note - a proposal to build a new capital city in Ngabwe was announced in May 2017

Location: Southern Africa, east of Angola, south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Government: Republic of Zambia

Currency: Zambian kwacha (ZMK)

Area: 752,618 sq km

Population: 19,077,816 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Bemba 33.4%, Nyanja 14.7%, Tonga 11.4%, Lozi 5.5%, Chewa 4.5%, Nsenga 2.9%, Tumbuka 2.5%, Lunda (North Western) 1.9%, Kaonde 1.8%, Lala 1.8%, Lamba 1.8%, English (official) 1.7%, Luvale 1.5%, Mambwe 1.3%, Namwanga 1.2%, Lenje 1.1%, Bisa 1%, other 9.7%, unspecified 0.2% (2010 est.)

Religion: Protestant 75.3%, Roman Catholic 20.2%, other 2.7% (includes Muslim Buddhist, Hindu, and Baha'i), none 1.8% (2010 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+2

Tel Code: +260

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