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Zambia

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Capital:
Lusaka
Government:
Unitary Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
Edgar Lungu
Economy:
  • Zambia’s economy has experienced strong growth in recent years, with real GDP growth from 2005 to 2011 of more than 6% per year.
  • Dependency on copper makes Zambia’s economy vulnerable to depressed commodity prices.
Population:
Land Size:
752,614 sq km (290,586 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Bemba
  • Tonga
  • Chewa
  • Lozi
  • Nsenga
  • Tumbuka
  • Ngoni
  • Lala
  • Kaonde
  • Lunda
  • Other: 0.5% (includes Europeans, Asians, and Americans) (2000 Census)
Religions:
  • Christianity: 50-75%
  • Islam and Hinduism: 24-49%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 1%
Languages(s):
  • Bemba (official): 30.1%
  • Nyanja (official): 10.7%
  • Tonga (official): 10.6%
  • Lozi (official): 5.7%
  • Chewa: 4.9%
  • Nsenga: 3.4%
  • Tumbuka: 2.5%
  • Lunda (official): 2.2%
  • Kaonde (official): 2%
  • Lala: 2%
  • Luvale (official): 1.7%
  • English (official): 1.7%
  • Other: 22.5%