about Zambia

Capital: Lusaka

Population: 19.47 million

Official language: English, Bemba, Kaonde, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja & Tonga

Location: Southern Africa, east of Angola, south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Climate: Tropical; rainy season (October to April)

Main Religions: Protestant 75.3% and Roman Catholic 20.2% (2010 est.)

Largest Age Group: 0-14 years: 45.74%

Population Density: One of the highest levels of urbanization in Africa; high density in the central area, particularly around the cities of Lusaka, Ndola, Kitwe, and Mufulira

Natural Hazards: Periodic drought; tropical storms (November to April)