Outline of Zambia

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The location of Zambia
An enlargeable map of the Republic of Zambia

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Zambia:

Zambialandlocked sovereign country located in Southern Africa.[1] Zambia has been inhabited for thousands of years by hunter-gatherers and migrating tribes. After sporadic visits by European explorers starting in the 18th century, Zambia was gradually claimed and occupied by the British as protectorate of Northern Rhodesia towards the end of the nineteenth century. On 24 October 1964, the protectorate gained independence with the new name of Zambia, derived from the Zambezi river which flows through the country. After independence the country moved towards a system of one party rule with Kenneth Kaunda as president. Kaunda dominated Zambian politics until multiparty elections were held in 1991.

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Zambia

Geography of Zambia[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Zambia
Main article: Geography of Zambia
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,930 km
 Angola 1,110 km
 Malawi 837 km
 Zimbabwe 797 km
 Mozambique 419 km
 Tanzania 338 km
 Namibia 233 km
 Botswana 1 km
  • Coastline: none

Environment of Zambia[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Zambia

Natural geographic features of Zambia[edit]

Regions of Zambia[edit]

Main article: Regions of Zambia

Ecoregions of Zambia[edit]

Administrative divisions of Zambia[edit]

Provinces of Zambia[edit]
The provinces of Zambia
Main article: Provinces of Zambia

Zambia is divided into ten provinces:

Districts of Zambia[edit]
Main article: Districts of Zambia

The nine provinces of Zambia are divided into a total of 72 districts:

Municipalities of Zambia[edit]

Demography of Zambia[edit]

Government and politics of Zambia[edit]

For individual politicians, see List of Zambians

Politics of Zambia

Branches of the government of Zambia[edit]

Main article: Government of Zambia

Executive branch of the government of Zambia[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Zambia[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Zambia[edit]

Foreign relations of Zambia[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Republic of Zambia is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Zambia[edit]

Main article: Law of Zambia

Military of Zambia[edit]

Main article: Military of Zambia

Local government in Zambia[edit]

History of Zambia[edit]

Main article: History of Zambia, Timeline of the history of Zambia, and Current events of Zambia
Main article: History of Zambia

Archaeological sites[edit]

See also Kalambo Falls in the Geography list above


Culture of Zambia[edit]

Main article: Culture of Zambia

Art in Zambia[edit]

Music of Zambia[edit]

Main article: Music of Zambia
For individual musicians, see List of Zambians
Musical groups[edit]

Languages of Zambia[edit]

Main article: Languages of Zambia

People of Zambia[edit]

Main article: People of Zambia

Specific Zambians[edit]

Further information: List of Zambians


Main article: Religion in Zambia

Sport in Zambia[edit]

Main article: Sport in Zambia

Football in Zambia[edit]

For individual footballers, see List of Zambians
Football competitions[edit]
Football venues[edit]
Football clubs[edit]

Other sports[edit]

For individual sportspersons including Olympic competitors, see List of Zambians
Zambia at the Olympics[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of Zambia[edit]

Main article: Economy of Zambia

Education in Zambia[edit]

Main article: Education in Zambia

See also[edit]

Main article: Zambia


  1. ^ a b "Zambia". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009. 
  2. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978): IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Zambia