Continent- Africa

Region – Southern Africa

Size – 752,618 km2

Geography – Landlocked, consists of high plateaus, hills and mountains, river valleys

Language- English

Religion- Christianity

Monetary Unit- Zambian kwacha (ZMW)

Natural Resources– Copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, emeralds, coal, gold, silver, uranium, petroleum, tin, hydropower, nickel, bauxite, phosphate, natural gas

Agriculture- Corn (maize), cotton, soybeans, tobacco, groundnuts, paprika, sorghum, wheat, rice, sunflower seeds, coffee, sugar, fruits, other vegetables and flowers, livestock, fisheries

Industry- Copper mining and processing, emerald mining, construction, beverages, textiles, food, fertilizer, chemicals, horticulture

Neighboring Countries – Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Angola

Population – 16,212,000 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate- 3.2%

Average Life Expectancy – 57.02 years

Capital City – Lusaka

Highest Mountain – Chimwami, Southern (1,366 m)

Yearly Rainfall – About 125 cm in the north of the country, about 75 cm in the far south

Plant Life – Different species of grasses, herbs, flowering plants like orchids, woodlands of mopane trees, carnivorous plants like Drosera and Utricularia

Animal Life- Lion, elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, leopard, hyena, lechwe, eland, zebra, hippopotamus, crocodile, otter

Bird Life – More than 750 species of birds including marabou, brown-hooded kingfisher, lesser grey shrike, African green pigeon, yellow-billed kite, African paradise flycatcher

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