Map Page 1116 Area 290,584 square mi (752,614 square km) Population 10 million Capital Lusaka Highest Point 7,549 ft (2,301 m) Lowest Point 1,079 ft (329 m) GDP per capita $302 Primary Natural Resources copper, zinc, lead, coal, gold.
ZAMBIA IS LOCATED in central Africa and is slightly larger than the state of TEXAS.
It is completely LANDLOCKED, with the Zambezi River forming a natural boundary between Zambia and ZIMBABWE to the south.
Zambia is also bordered by CONGO to the north, by TANZANIA to the northeast, by MALAWI to the east, by MOZAMBIQUE to the southeast, by ANGOLA to the west, and by BOTSWANA, NAMIBIA, and Zibambwe to the south.
The Cuando River forms part of the Angolan- Zambian border.
The Luapula River forms the western border with Congo in the northeast part of Zambia.
Along the northern border are Lakes Mweru and TANGANIKA.
Bangweulu Lake is in the northeast along with the Muchinga Mountains.
These mountains reach up to the Nyika Plateau at 7,120 ft (2,170 m).
Zambia is a fairly uniform plateau of granite with an average altitude between 3,280 ft (1,000 m) and 4,265 ft (1,300 m).
The Zambezi River, running along the southern border of Zambia, is one of the most scenic rivers in the world.
The Zambezi flows over a series of waterfalls and rapids such as the Ngonye and Ngambwe rapids, the Kariba Gorges, and the famous Victoria Falls.
Victoria Falls is approximately 1 mi (1.6 km) wide with a maximum drop of 420 ft (128 m).
David Livingstone, a British explorer traveling in the area in 1855, named the falls after British Queen Victoria.
Victoria is actually a series of falls separated along the top by a series of islands.
After flowing over Victoria Falls, the Zambezi River flows into Lake Kariba, which was formed by the Kariba Dam and is one of the largest artificial lakes in the world.
It then flows through central Mozambique and finally out into the Mozambique channel of the INDIAN OCEAN.
WILDLIFE There are several swampy areas in Zambia, including Bangweulu Swamp in the northeast, Lukanga Swamp and Kafue Flats in the center, and Luena Flats and Busanga Swamp in the west.
Within these areas are large concentrations of animals, including elephants, lions, rhinoceroses, and several types of antelopes.
Zambia has created 19 national parks that make up 8 percent of the land area of the country.
The largest of these is Kafue National Park, just west of the center of Zambia, and North and South Luangwa National Parks in the east.
Being a hub in the heart of the African continent where southern and central Africa converge, Zambia is also a convergence of the people of Africa.
There are about 75 languages and dialects spoken in Zambia, with just as many ethnic groups.
Most of these speak Bantu dialects, but the official language is English.
The major tribal groups in Zambia are the Tonga to the south, the Kaonde to the northwest, and the Bemba, Bisa, and Lala to the northeast.
Most of the tribal groups are very small, and each constitutes less than 2 percent of the population.
Zambia became independent from the UNITED KINGDOM on October 24, 1964.
From that time on, it has been a constitutional republic with a multiparty democracy and a president who is elected to five-year terms.
Zambia is one of the world's largest producers of copper.
The copper belt in northern Zambia has the greatest population density in the country because of all the original employment in the mines.
Copper prices have been declining for over 30 years, which has not helped the Zambian economy.
Zambia is one of the poorest countries in the world by per capita annual income and yet it is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.
Unemployment and underemployment are major problems in Zambia, along with the rapidly expanding population that is increasing at a rate of 2.3 percent per year despite declining national life expectancy.
- Spain is inviting to go shopping to the “unexplored” cities
"By 2019 the country is planning to increase their income up to 5 billion euro from selling goods and services to the tourists.
Spain is quite a hyped up place where one can go shopping. Still, the country’s annual profit reaches 1.6 billion euro from holidaymakers. Madrid and Barcelona are considered to be highly-visited touristic cities, which is about 37-47% of tourist-shoppers accordingly. The rest is dispersed among the other cities in Spain.
However, the local authorities are not so satisfied with such a situation. They intend to build up the population settlements with shopping streets which were before unknown to the foreign shoppers. It is said that in the near future the experienced tourists will realize the shopping capabilities of the country, besides the two most attractive cities, Madrid and Barcelona. "
- Pavements in Great Britain are now able to bring free Wi-Fi
"Communications company from Buckinghamshire that is located to the north-west of London has offered an unusual service for local residents and guests in Chesham: a wireless internet connection is now provided by the pavements.
All the necessary equipment is installed under the so-called “smart pavement” that is capable to stand the heavy loads. At the moment the network covers the central streets and main bus stops of the town. It is planned to install the Wi-Fi zones all around Chesham.
Let us remind you that Moscow is planning to make available free Wi-Fi connection in the buses till the end of 2015. "