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Learn more about Zambia.
Flag of Zambia Zambia
Population: 10,462,436 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Lusaka
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An Introduction to Zambia
The territory of Northern Rhodesia was administered by the South Africa Company from 1891 until it was taken over by the UK in 1923. During the 1920s and 1930s, advances in mining spurred development and immigration. The name was changed to Zambia upon independence in 1964. In the 1980s and 1990s, declining copper prices and a prolonged drought hurt the economy. Elections in 1991 brought an end to one-party rule, but the subsequent vote in 1996 saw blatant harassment of opposition parties. The election in 2001 was marked by administrative problems with three parties filing a legal petition challenging the election of ruling party candidate Levy MWANAWASA. The new president launched a far-reaching anti-corruption campaign in 2002, which resulted in the prosecution of former President Frederick CHILUBA and many of his supporters in late 2003. Opposition parties currently hold a majority of seats in the National Assembly.

Zambia map

Map of Zambia ( Location ) : 15 00 S, 30 00 E, Southern Africa, east of Angola. For additional reports and educational information specific to Zambia, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Zambian Flag
Green 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.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Zambia.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 1.47%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 35.19 yrs - Male
    • 35.17 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 88,400 (2003)

Televisions:
    • 277,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 1,030,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .zm

Did you know ... People from Zambia are called Zambians
 

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