Where is Zambia?

Zambia is located in the Southern Africa region at latitude -13.133897 and longitude 27.849332 and is part of the African continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 13° 8' 2.03'' S
  • 27° 50' 57.60'' E

You can see the location of Zambia on the world map below:

Pin showing Zambia on a map

Zambia Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Zambia (ZM) are:

  1. Angola (AO)
  2. Botswana (BW)
  3. Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) (CD)
  4. Malawi (MW)
  5. Mozambique (MZ)
  6. Namibia (NA)
  7. Tanzania (the United Republic of) (TZ)
  8. Zimbabwe (ZW)

Zambia is a landlocked country, which means it does not have direct access to the open ocean.

Zambia Related Content

Zambia Key Facts

CountryZambia
CoordinatesLatitude: -13.133897
Longitude: 27.849332
Country CodesAlpha 2: ZM
Alpha 3: ZMB
Country Flag Emoji🇿🇲
Int. Phone Prefix+260
Capital cityLusaka
Continent
Subcontinent
Africa
Southern Africa
Country Area752,618 sq km
Population 202118,920,657
World Rank: 64
Median Age16.9
Life expectancy61.2
Major languagesBemba 33.4%, Nyanja 14.7%, Tonga 11.4%, Lozi 5.5%, Chewa 4.5%, Nsenga 2.9%, Tumbuka 2.5%, Lunda (North Western) 1.9%, Kaonde 1.8%, Lala 1.8%, Lamba 1.8%, English (official) 1.7%, Luvale 1.5%, Mambwe 1.3%, Namwanga 1.2%, Lenje 1.1%, Bisa 1%, other 9.7%, unspecified 0.2% (2010 est.)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+02:00
Internet TLD.zm
Biggest AirportKenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN)
Average temperature21.40 °C
70.52 °F
Administrative Divisions10 provinces
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Zambia Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLow income
World Bank RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CurrencyKwacha (ZMK)
GDP in 2020$18.1 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 116
GDP per capita in 2020$985
World Rank: 170
Major Industries / Economic SectorsAgriculture, manufacturing, energy, services
Top 5 Import CountriesSouth Africa, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, United Arab Emirates
Top 5 Export CountriesChina, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa, Switzerland, India

Biggest Cities in Zambia

Here are the largest cities in Zambia based on 2021 data:

City Population
Lusaka 1,742,979
Ndola 528,330
Kitwe 504,194
Mazabuka 203,219
Kasama 200,000
Kashikishi 150,000
Nchelenge 147,927
Chingola 147,448
Livingstone 136,897
Mansa 129,185

Map of Zambia with the Largest Cities

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