Country: Zambia

Population: 11,477,447

Capital: Lusaka

Time Zone: UTC+2

Currency Name: Zambian kwacha (ZMK)

Government Type: republic

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

Ethnic Breakdown: African 98.7%, European 1.1%, other 0.2%

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

Major Cities: Lusaka

Phone Country Code: 260

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Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: August - October

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, d, g

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: One of the places of origin of the amethyst.