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General


Population: 14,638,505 (2014), 14,222,233 (2013)
Land Area: 752,614 sq km
Natural Resources: Copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal, emeralds, gold, silver, uranium, hydro power
Capital: Lusaka
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Guy Scott (October 29th 2014)
Languages: English, Bamba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, Indigenous languages
Currency: Zambian Kwacha (ZMK)
Major Religions: Christian 50-70%, Muslim and Hindu 24-49%, Indigenous Beliefs 1%
Major Ethnicities: African 98.7%, European 1.1%, Other 0.2%
Life Expectancy: 51.83 years (2014), 51.51 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 22.24 billion (2013), 20.52 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 25.47 billion (2013), 24.36 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,800 (2013), 1,700 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 6% (2013), 7.3% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 19.8%, Industry 33.8%, Services 46.5% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 85%, Industry 6%, Services 9% (2004)
Industries: Copper mining and processing, construction, foodstuffs, beverages, chemicals, textiles, fertilizer, horticulture
Agriculture Products: Corn, sorghum, rice, peanuts, sunflower seed, vegetables, flowers, tobacco, cotton, sugarcane, cassava, coffee; cattle, goats, pigs, poultry, milk, eggs, hides
Human Development Index: 0.561 (141st)(2014), 0.448 (163rd)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 117 million (2001)
Unemployment Rate: 14% (2006)

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Army Size: 15 100 (2004)
Budget: 1.8% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Zambia is located in Southern Africa. Zambia is bordered by Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Zambia's economy has been growing very slowly and remains very poor by GDP per capita. The largest sector was copper mining, but with falling prices and lower foreign investments this sector has been declining. The government has been trying for years to diversify the economy and implement structural reform programs, but these have met resistance from the population.

(2014) Zambia's economy continues to grow at high rate of growth, but the economy continues to rely mainly on the extraction of copper.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Zambia
Wikipedia: Zambia
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/ZMB.html

Updated on: January 5th, 2015