Zambian Facts

Facts About Zambia

A few things you may (or may not) know about one of the greatest countries on earth. We look forward to sharing it with you and hope by the time you depart, you love it as much as we do.

Full name: Republic of Zambia
Population: 10.4 million
Area: 752,600 sq km
People: 98% African, 1% Asian, 1% European
Language: Bemba, English and approx 70 other indigenous languages
Religion: 50-75% Christian, 50-75% indigenous beliefs, many follow both.
Government: Republic
Major industries: copper mining and processing, construction, textiles, fertilizers, foodstuffs and beverages
Time Zone: GMT +2
Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
Currency: Zambian Kwacha
Exchange rate:
1 GB Pound : 8.33 ZMW
1 US Dollar : 5.3 ZMW
1 Euro : 7.11 ZMW
Average cost of a meal:
Budget US$ 1-5
Mid-range US$ 10-15
Did you know?
Northern Rhodesia gained independence in 1964 when it was renamed Zambia.
In 1855 the famous missionary, David Livingstone, went down the Zambezi River and
discovered Victoria Falls.
Zambia has one of the highest diversities of birdlife in the world with over 743 species
recorded to date.
The national bird of Zambia is the Fish Eagle.
The Staple dish in Zambia is a stiff porridge called nshima commonly made from maize or
sorghum.
Victoria Falls are 2km wide and the Zambezi River drops 100m into the gorge. It is
considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The seven natural wonders are:
Victoria Falls, Zambia
The Grand Canyon
The Great Barrier Reef
The Harbour of Rio De Janiero
Paricutin Volcano
Mount Everest
The Northern Lights