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