Atlas of Zambia

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English Zambia - Republic of Zambia

The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in southern Africa. It borders the ► Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, ► Tanzania on the north-east, ► Malawi on the east, ► Mozambique, ► Zimbabwe, ► Botswana, and ► Namibia to the south, and ► Angola on the west. Formerly Northern Rhodesia, the country is named after the Zambezi river.

Chicheŵa - Dziko la Zambia

Short name  Zambia
Official name Republic of Zambia
Status Independent country since 1964
Location Southern Africa
Capital Lusaka
Population 17,885,422 inhabitants
Area 752,614 square kilometres (290,586 sq mi)
Major languages English (official), indigenous languages including Chibemba, Chinyanja, Lunda, Chitonga, Kaonde, Silozi and Luvale.
Major religions Roman Catholicism, Protestantism, indigenous beliefs
More information Zambia, Geography of Zambia, History of Zambia and Politics of Zambia
More images Zambia - Zambia (Category).

General maps

Map of Zambia
Map of Zambia
Provinces of Zambia
Districts of Zambia

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Zimbabwe, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Zimbabwe.

Map of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

Satellite maps

Satellite map

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