Outline of Zambia

Outline of Zambia
The location of Zambia
An enlargeable map of the Republic of Zambia

The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked sovereign country located in Southern Africa.[1] Zambia borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital of Zambia is Lusaka, located in the southeast of the country. The population is concentrated mainly around the capital and the Copperbelt to the northwest.

Zambia has been inhabited for thousands of years by hunter-gatherers and migrating tribes. After sporadic visits by European explorers starting in the 18th century, Zambia was gradually claimed and occupied by the British as protectorate of Northern Rhodesia towards the end of the nineteenth century. On 24 October 1964, the protectorate gained independence with the new name of Zambia, derived from the Zambezi river which flows through the country. After independence the country moved towards a system of one party rule with Kenneth Kaunda as president. Kaunda dominated Zambian politics until multiparty elections were held in 1991.

Zambia's economy has been traditionally dominated by the copper mining industry; however the government has recently been pursuing an economic diversification programme. During the 1970s, the country began sliding into a poverty from which it has not recovered. Zambia's total foreign debt exceeded $6 billion in 2000; the growing population strains the economic growth and HIV/AIDS is widespread. The average per capita income is $395, placing Zambia as one of the world's poorest countries.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Zambia:

General reference

An enlargeable basic map of Zambia

Geography of Zambia

An enlargeable topographic map of Zambia
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,930 km
 Angola 1,110 km
 Malawi 837 km
 Zimbabwe 797 km
 Mozambique 419 km
 Tanzania 338 km
 Namibia 233 km
 Botswana 1 km
  • Coastline: none

Environment of Zambia

An enlargeable satellite image of Zambia

Natural geographic features of Zambia

Regions of Zambia

Ecoregions of Zambia

Administrative divisions of Zambia

Provinces of Zambia
The provinces of Zambia

Zambia is divided into nine provinces:

Districts of Zambia

The nine provinces of Zambia are divided into a total of 72 districts:

Central Province
Copperbelt Province
Districts of Zambia
Eastern Province
Luapula Province
Lusaka Province
North-Western Province
Northern Province
Southern Province
Western Province
Municipalities of Zambia
  • Capital of Zambia: Lusaka
  • Cities of Zambia

Demography of Zambia

Government and politics of Zambia

Main article: Government of Zambia and Politics of Zambia
For individual politicians, see List of Zambians

Branches of the government of Zambia

Executive branch of the government of Zambia

Legislative branch of the government of Zambia

Judicial branch of the government of Zambia

  • Supreme Court of Zambia
    • High court
    • Magistrate's court
    • Local courts

Foreign relations of Zambia

International organization membership

The Republic of Zambia is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Zambia

  • Capital punishment in Zambia
  • Constitution of Zambia
  • Crime in Zambia
  • Human rights in Zambia
  • Law enforcement in Zambia

Military of Zambia

Local government in Zambia

History of Zambia

Main article: History of Zambia, Timeline of the history of Zambia, and Current events of Zambia
  • Economic history of Zambia
  • Military history of Zambia:For people in the history of Zambia, see List of Zambians

Archaeological sites

See also Kalambo Falls in the Geography list above
  • Ing-ombe Ilede


Culture of Zambia

Art in Zambia

  • Art in Zambia
  • Cinema of Zambia
  • Literature of Zambia
  • Music of Zambia
  • Television in Zambia
  • Theatre in Zambia

Music of Zambia

For individual musicians, see List of Zambians
Musical groups

Languages of Zambia

People of Zambia

Specific Zambians


Sport in Zambia

Football in Zambia

For individual footballers, see List of Zambians
Football competitions
Football venues
Football clubs
  • Forest Rangers Football Club
  • Green Buffaloes FC
  • Kabwe Warriors Football Club
  • Kitwe United Football Club
  • Konkola Blades Football Club
  • Lusaka Dynamos
  • Mufulira Wanderers
  • National Assembly Football Club
  • Nchanga Rangers
  • Nkana Red Devils
  • Nkwazi Football Club
  • Power Dynamos FC
  • ZESCO United Football Club
  • Zanaco FC
  • Roan United
  • Lusaka Celtic
  • Butondo Western Tigers
  • Vitafoam United
  • Broken Hill Wanderers
  • Strike Rovers
  • Chimparamba Great eagles
  • Nkambala Leopards
  • Katimo Mulimo Wanderers
  • Ndola United
  • Mufulira Blackpool

Other sports

For individual sportspersons including Olympic competitors, see List of Zambians
Zambia at the Olympics

Economy and infrastructure of Zambia

Education in Zambia

See also


  1. ^ a b "Zambia". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 3, 2009. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/za.html. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978): IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.

External links

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