Zambia is a landlocked located in the heart of southern Africa. It is neighbored by Angola, Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia. Some quick facts include:
Until 1964, Zambia was controlled by the British, and was known as Northern Rhodesia.
The current name “Zambia” comes from the Zambezi River; it is taken from the local word yambezhi which means heart of all.
The country is slightly larger than California and Nevada combined.
The population of Zambia is around 14 million.
There are more than 70 ethnic groups that make up Zambia’s population. The largest groups are the Ndola and Kitwe, each of which has more than 400,000 people