Zambia
Republic of Zambia

Capital
Lusaka

Area
290,584 sq mi
752,614 sq km


Population
10,307,333 est 2003

Largest city
Lusaka
pop. 1,265,000


Languages
English (official), major vernaculars - Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, and about 70 other indigenous languages

Peoples
Native African 98.7% (Bemba, Bauchi, Totela, Subin, Rotse, others) European 1.1%, other 0.2%

Religion
Christian 50%-75%, Islam and Hindu 24%-49%, indigenous beliefs 1%

Life Expectancy
total population: 35.18 years
male: 35.19 years
female: 35.17 years (2004 est.)


Literacy
total population: 80.6%
male: 86.8%
female: 74.8% (2003 est.)


Suffrage
18 years of age; universal

Government
Republic


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