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Zambia

Zambia
  • Capital

    Capital

    Lusaka

  • Local time

    Local time

    12:05

  • Population

    Population

    16.41 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +260

  • Currency

    Currency

    ZK ZMW (kwacha)

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Zambia

Zambia
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Lusaka

  • Local time

    Local time

    12:05

  • Population

    Population

    16.41 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +260

  • Currency

    Currency

    ZK ZMW (kwacha)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 433

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.68 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 020mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    752 614 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    38%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    65%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    32%

  • Railways

    Railways

    1273km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    11 796

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    African - 98 %
    European - 1 %
    other

  • Religion

    Religion

    Christian - 70 %
    Islam and Hindu - 45 %
    indigenous - 1 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    83.0%

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    16 500

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    4 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    26.5%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    4.1%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    174%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    391 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    12.4%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    copper mining and processing, construction, foodstuffs, beverages, chemicals, textiles, fertilizer, horticulture

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    corn, sorghum, rice, peanuts, sunflower seed, vegetables, flowers, tobacco, cotton

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal, emeralds, gold, silver, uranium

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal, emeralds, gold, silver, uranium

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    88%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    4 503kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    85 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    11

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What not to do when visiting Zambia

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Business & Communication

Don't offer gifts to government officials in Zambia.

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Business & Communication

Don't wait for your host to offer food - in Zambia the guest should ask for food because it's impolite for the host to offer food first.

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Don’t forget greetings are very important - one greets another by saying “hello” and “how are you?”. It’s rude to come directly to the point - conversations may go on for several minutes before the point is broached.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Iron has been mined in Zambia for over 2000 years.

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Business & Communication

Don’t purchase tortoise shells, rhino horns, elephant ivory, the tusks of any animal, or any items made out of these materials - it’s illegal.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t show off with expensive clothes or jewellery in public - keep a low profile to avoid unwanted attention.

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Business & Communication

Don’t point or call someone by index finger - it’s considered rude.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t forget consensual same-sex sexual activity is criminalised in Zambia.

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Don’t forget the rainy season takes place from November to April.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In eastern Africa, you can buy beer brewed from bananas.

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