Looking to boost your local knowledge of the world and increase your chance of winning at the next pub quiz? Take a look at these 22 interesting facts about Zambia!
Zambia is a landlocked country in southern Africa.
Until 1964, when the country gained independence, Zambia was known as Northern Rhodesia.
It is bordered by Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the northeast, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south and Angola to the west.
Flag of Zambia
Whether you’re looking to go on safari to discover the incredible wildlife, or you’d simply like to explore the natural wonders that Zambia is famous for, head for the coordinates 15.4167° S, 28.2833° E to land yourself in this beautiful country.
The terrain here is mostly high plateau, with stunning hills and mountains – perfect!
The total land area of Zambia is 290,586 square miles (752,614 square kilometres)…
The capital is Lusaka; it covers an area of 139 square miles (360 square kilometres) and had a population of 2,179,000 in 2015.
Most Zambians enjoy a tropical climate, although this is dependent on altitude; there is a rainy season from October to April.
It’s possible to spot elephants, cheetahs, hippos, buffalos, giraffes, hyenas, antelopes, leopards, zebras and many more wild animals in Zambia.
Zambia boasts the largest waterfall in the world (or more specifically, the largest single sheet of falling water). Measuring an amazing 5,600 feet wide, Victoria Falls is not only a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is also considered to be one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World!
Lake Kariba on the Zambia/Zimbabwe border is the world’s largest man-made lake by volume, containing an incredible 43 cubic miles of water!
The official language of Zambia is English, although indigenous languages are also spoken.
If you’re planing to embark on a safari adventure, you’ll need to exchange your spending money into Zambian Kwacha, the official currency here.