flag Zambia Zambia: Introdução

Capital: Lusaka


Total Population: 20,017,675
Natural Increase: 2.8%
Density: 26 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 45.8%
Ethnic Origins: 98% of the population is of African descent. Amongst many ethnic groups, the population is predominantly Bemba (about 21%), Tonga (about 14%) and Chewa (8%). People of European and other descent represent about 2% of the population. (Zambia Statistics Agency)
Official Language: English
Other Languages Spoken: In Zambia several languages are spoken, mostly from the Bantu family. These include Bemba, Nyanja, Lozi, Tonga, Kaonde, Luvale and Lunda.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Christian 50%-75%, Muslim and Hindu 24%-49%, Indigenous beliefs 1%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Lusaka

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Zambian Kwacha (ZMW)

Country Overview

Area: 752,610 km²
Type of State: Zambia is a presidential republic.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
An economy based on agriculture; the exploitation of copper and cobalt mines and tourism.
HDI*: 0.586/1
HDI (World Rank): 139/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Zambia, dial 00
To call Zambia, dial +260
Internet Suffix: .zm
Telephone Lines: 0.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 13.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 22.06% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 7,1735,2856,4359,0509,324
Exports of Goods (million USD) 7,0397,92410,10111,6649,652
Imports of Services (million USD) 1,5341,0791,3051,8851,709
Exports of Services (million USD) 1,012556526939928

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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