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Republic of Zambia
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: 
"One Zambia, One Nation"
Anthem: National Anthem of Zambia
Capital
and largest city
Lusaka
15°25′S28°17′E / 15.417°S 28.283°E / -15.417; 28.283
Official languagesEnglish
Recognised regional languages
Ethnic groups (2010[1])
ReligionChristianity
DemonymZambian
GovernmentUnitaryPresidentialrepublic
 • PresidentEdgar Lungu
 • Vice PresidentInonge Wina
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence from the United Kingdom
 • North-Western Rhodesia27 June 1890 
 • Barotziland-North-Western Rhodesia28 November 1899 
 • North-Eastern Rhodesia29 January 1900 
 • Amalgamation of Northern Rhodesia17 August 1911 
 • Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland1 August 1953 
 • Republic of Zambia24 October 1964 
 • Current constitution5 January 2016 
Area
 • Total752,618 km2[2] (39th)
290,587 sq mi
 • Water (%)1
Population
 • 2015 estimate16,212,000[3] (69th)
 • 2010 census13,092,666[4]
 • Density17.2/km2 (191st)
44.5/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$65.493 billion[5]
 • Per capita$3,917[5]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$19.117 billion[5]
 • Per capita$1,143.[5]
Gini (2010)57.5[6]
high
HDI (2014)Increase 0.586[7]
medium ·139th
CurrencyZambian kwacha (ZMW)
Time zoneCAT(UTC+2)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+260
ISO 3166 codeZM
Internet TLD.zm

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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