If Zimbabwe was called Southern Rhodesia, Zambia was Northern Rhodesia. It became known as Zambia after the country’s independence in 1964, deriving its name from the Zambezi River. Zambia is also another country you can go to to experience the wonder of the largest sheet of falling water in the world.
The orange in the Zambian flag represents the country’s mineral wealth and the eagle in flight symbolizes the freedom in Zambia and the ability to rise above national problems.
Where is it? Zambia is a landlocked country surrounded by the following countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Angola.
What languages do people speak there? There are over 70 different ethnic groups in Zambia. English is the official language, but some of the major traditional languages include Bemba, Lozi and Kaonde.
What’s the capital of Zambia? Lusaka
How do I say “thank you very much” in Bemba? Natolela Sana
Let’s talk “landscape and critters”: 14 different species of antelopes, zebras, lions and crocodiles, oh my. This is just a short list of animals you may find in Zambia’s game reserves. Reknown for its copper resources, Zambia’s vegetation is that of a Savannah, with 3 seasons: dry and cool, dry and hot, wet and warm
Who is the Zambian Head of State? The current president of the Republic of Zambia has been Mr. Rupiah Benda since 2008.
Is there anyone famous that I might know that has a connection to Zambia? The beautiful and talented actress Thandie Newton from the films Crash, The Pursuit of Happyness and For Colored Girls is half British-half Zimbabwean, but grew up in Zambia for some time.
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