What is the capital of Zambia

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With an area of ​​752,614 km², the total size of Zambia is more than twice as large as that of Germany and is largely located on the Central African plateau. The east-west extension is 1350 km - the north-south extension 1100 km. In the center of the country, Zambia is severely restricted by the Katanga summit.

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  • Capital: Lusaka
  • population: 10.462.436
  • Country size: 752,614 km²
  • languages: English is the official language, there are also 7 officially recognized tribal languages ​​(Bemba, Nyanja, Lozi, Tonga, Lunda, Kaonde and Luvale)
  • currency: Zambia Kwacha (ZMK)
  • Former colony: of Great Britain

Many plateaus in Zambia

Much of the country lies on a high plateau that is flatly forested and is part of the central and eastern Lunda wave, which runs through large parts of Central Africa. To the east to the Malawi border, Zambia is up to 2000 meters high (Nyika high mountains). In the south and southwest you still climb to 900 meters. The plateau is only interrupted at two points: by the valley regions of the Zambezi and Luangwa rivers. The Kafue and Luangwa are important tributaries of the Zambezi.

Lots of water in Zambia

With 45%, Zambia has the largest water resources (swamps, lakes, rivers, reservoirs) in southern Africa. There are large swamp areas in the Luapula Basin (northeast), on the upper Zambezi (north) and in the centrally located Kabwe. One of the main attractions of Zambia is the Victoria Falls in the north on the border with Zimbabwe.

Zambian culture

Zambia has some cultural assets to show for it: there is Zambian literature that can hardly prevail due to the many different languages ​​and the English official language. Furthermore, Zambia has typical food and drinks, (natural) religions, theater, music, dance, masks, visual arts and its own architecture, which was (partly) shaped by each ethnic group. Describing the culture of a nation requires perceiving it in all its facets.

Cities in Zambia

In addition to the capital Lusaka, which is fast growing and the economic heart of the country, and the tourist center Livingstone, there are few cities worth mentioning in Zambia in which international tourism has settled. A significant part of the larger cities are located in the Copperbelt. These urban settlements are more of an industrial character and belong to the well-developed infrastructure of the heavily industrialized copper belt.

The tourist capital of Zambia is mainly in its 19 national parks as well as a few other beautiful travel destinations with vacation potential, including rivers, lakes, waterfalls, mountains and highlands (in Nyanga National Park).

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