Neighbors: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and Angola.
Population: 12.935 million
Currency: Zambian kwacha (ZMK)
Official Language: English
Economy: Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing
Although independent of the British since October, 1964, debt to institutions such as the IMF is killing this highly-urbanized, mineral rich country. Like Swaziland, Zambia also has an AIDS problem, and is experiencing a rise in orphaned children. Unemployment and underemployment are serious problems; Zambia has one of the highest numbers of citizens living below the poverty line.
|Lusaka, the capital|
Office of the President
Bank of Zambia
Zambia, an Overview (BBC Africa)
Embassy of Zambia (Washington DC)