Zambia is a huge, bold, and awe-inspiring place. National parks cover one-third of the country. The Victoria Falls (on the Zimbabwean border) and the rest of the wild beauty of Africa may be found here. From the world's largest falling water curtain to near-blind mice that can feel magnetic fields, these are some of the fascinating facts about Zambia. In this post, we've compiled a list of some of the fascinating facts about Zambia.

Fascinating Facts

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Landlocked Zambia is situated on the continent of Africa. In a landlocked country. There are now 45 landlocked countries and five that are only partially recognized as independent states.
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Homo sapiens, the current human species, may have been present in the area as early as 20,000 BC.
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The Shona tribe arrived in the area in the 12th century and formed the Mwene Mutapa Empire, including southern Zambia.
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The Luba and Lunda empires established tiny kingdoms in Zambia in the 16th century.
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One of the world's fastest-growing populations, Zambia's population is expected to quadruple from 13 million in 2011 to over 30 million by 2050.
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In honor of Cecil Rhodes, Britain took control of Zambia in 1889 and renamed it Northern Rhodesia. An official British mandate helped Rhodes spearhead the colonization in the 19th century.
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After 73 years of British control, Northern Rhodesia declared its independence and changed its name to Zambia in 1964.
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President Kenneth Kaunda was Zambia's first post-independence leader and controlled the country for 27 years between 1964 and 1991.
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Unlike many of its neighbors, Zambia has been spared the violence and instability that have characterized the post-colonial years of many African states. That's why the country's political climate has been described as "stable."
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The renowned "big five" game species — lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo — may all be found in Zambia.
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Zambia has 20 national parks & reserves, and conservation efforts protect more than 30 percent of its territory.
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Many of Zambia's varieties are claimed to be more than 70 languages. In addition to English, most of Zambia's major languages are Bantu languages, which are closely related.
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In terms of copper production, Zambia is Africa's second largest after DR Congo and the seventh largest globally.
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With a green background, the flag of Zambia has an orange eagle on a vertical stripe of red, black, and orange at the fly end.
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Zambia's national symbol is an African fish eagle, as seen on the flag.
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The world's biggest water curtain, the UNESCO-listed Victoria Falls, is located in Zambia. Zambezi Falls are 1,700m wide and drop 108m in height, spanning the Zambezi River. Zimbabwe and Zambia both have access to the falls.
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British adventurer David Livingstone, who discovered the falls in 1855, dubbed them after the British Queen Victoria.
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A century-long drought had reduced Victoria Falls to a trickle of water at the end of 2019.
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Visitors to Victoria Falls may cool down at the Devil's Pool during the dry season, a natural swimming hole.
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The second-highest waterfall in Africa, the Tugela Falls in South Africa, may be found in Zambia. Compared to Victoria Falls, Kalambo Falls is twice as tall at 221 feet.
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The world's largest man-made lake is in Zambia. The 180-square-kilometer Lake Kariba, which separates the two countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe, is located on their shared border.
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Studying Ansell's mole-rats in Zambia, researchers found that the near-blind mole rats can detect magnetic fields with their eyes. They also include extensive subterranean tube networks up to 2.8 kilometers (1.7 miles) in length.
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The Zambezi River that forms its southern boundary with Zimbabwe is the source of the country's name.
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Ngabwe, a hamlet in Zambia's southern province of Lusaka, was chosen to house the country's capital city when relocated from Lusaka in 2017.
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The termite mounds are the size of a home. In Zambia, termite mounds can reach the size of a small home. Including a place to house a pony.
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Copper is the primary export of Zambia. The yearly output of around 1.5 million metric tons is achieved.
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The Big Five of Africa, including lions, rhinos, and elephants, may be found in Zambia. These animals live in South Luangwa National Park, which is a sanctuary.
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The Zambian kwacha, which means 'dawn,' is the indigenous currency.
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Most ATMs in the country provide US dollars, which you may use to make larger purchases or pay for lodging and dining.
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White water rafting, canoeing, helicopter flights over Victoria Falls, and cliff jumping are just some of the activities available in Zimbabwe.
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Besides being the largest artificial lake globally, Lake Kariba also serves as a source of hydroelectric power for the neighboring countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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The fourth-largest river in Africa, the Zambezi, inspired the name of Zambia. After the Nile, Congo, and Niger Rivers, the Zambezi is Africa's fourth-longest river.
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Since then, the country has been known as Northern Rhodesia. This previous name was given to combat Southern Rhodesia's anti-gay legislation.
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Tobacco, cobalt, flowers, power, and copper are among the country's most important exports.
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Only six nations on Earth are home to a species of canine that is critically endangered: the wild dog.
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There is a wide variety of animals in the nation. It's one of the few places where you can see all five species above. Over 400 different kinds of birds may be seen at South Luangwa National Park's South Luangwa Wildlife Sanctuary.
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It's not only an excellent place to see animals, but it also goes along the Luangwa River, making it an ideal location for wildlife enthusiasts.
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Walking safaris were invented in Zamabia, so don't miss out on the opportunity to get up and personal with nature!
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Zambia, a landlocked country in southern Africa, has no maritime border with any other countries.
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English is the country's official language.
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The country's official name is the Republic of Zambia.
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Zambia's landscape is a primarily high plateau, with a few hills and mountains thrown in for good measure.
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Protected areas in Zambia cover around 38 percent of the country's land area. Nineteen national parks and other sorts of protected areas make up the region.
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A vast river system cuts deep valleys and spectacular cascades like Victoria Falls near the Zimbabwean border, including the Zambezi, Luangwa, and Kafue Rivers.
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On October 24, 1964, Zambia became a sovereign state, and prime minister Kenneth Kaunda was inaugurated as the country's first leader.
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To some extent, the British South Africa Company advised an administration in London to rule Zambia during most of its colonial history.
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Zambia's economy relies heavily on agriculture, which provides far more jobs than the mining industry.
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Zambia's wildlife and game reserves are among the greatest globally, making the country an ideal destination for tourists.
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Football is the most popular sport in Zambia.
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A new country was born in Zambia at the 1964 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, making it the first country to join and exit Olympic games as two separate entities.

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