Background and Geography of Zambia

Background and Geography of Zambia

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The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern African. The neighbouring countries are the democratic republic of Congo to the North, Tanzania to the North-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the South, and Angola to the west.

Land Area in Zambia

Agricultural land 229,840 square kilometres

Forest area 415,628 square kilometres

Water and swamps 11,890 square kilometres

National parks and game reserves 95,260 square kilometres

Total land area 752618squarekilometres


Zambia has 72 districts whereby Mpika is the biggest and Chiengi being smallest


Zambia has got many mountains the highest is Mafinga Hills with 2,329 metres followed by Kangampande Peak with 2,187 metres

Longest River: Zambezi River with 2574 square kilometres

Largest Lake: Lake Kariba it covers an area of 5,580 square kilometres

National Parks:

Zambia has nineteen national parks with Kafue being the oldest and the largest covering 22,400 square kilometres

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