National Symbols of Zambia

Zambia is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: Angola, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, Malawi, Botswana, . The capital of Zambia is Lusaka.

The official language is English and the Zambian kwacha is the currency of the Zambia. The domain is .zm and the country code is +260.

National day is celebrated on 24 Oct 1964. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Zambia is no exception.

In Zambia, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Zambian people. Munkoyo is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Zambia. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Zambian symbol.

The country was founded by Kenneth Kaunda. The current president of Zambia is Hakainde Hichilema.

In Zambia the power plugs and sockets are of type C, D, G. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Zambian national anthem was written by (Collectively) and composed by Enoch Sontonga.

Country information

Former name(s) Northern Rhodesia
Official name(s) Republic of Zambia
Alternative name(s) Northern Rhodesia (former, English)
Regional location Southern Africa, east of Angola, south of the Democratic Republic of the Cong
Country name etymology "Land of the Zambezi", which flows through the east of the country and also forms its border with Zimbabwe.
Climate Tropical; modified by altitude; rainy season (October to April)
Terrain Mostly high plateau with some hills and mountains
Population 18,383,955
National Day 24 Oct 1964
Language(s) English
Religion Christianity
Country code +260
Literacy rate 55.3%
Currency Zambian kwacha
Capital city Lusaka
Domain(TLD) .zm
Ethnicity Bemba, Tonga, Chewa, Lozi
Head of government President
Nationality Zambian
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 752,618 km2 (290,587 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+2 (CAT)
Average elevation 1,138 m (3,734 ft)
Coastline 0 Km (landlocked)
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Zambia

Flag map of Zambia

Motto of Zambia

"One Zambia, One Nation"

National animal of Zambia

The National animal of Zambia is African Fish Eagle

National Animal of Zambia - African Fish Eagle

National flower of Zambia

The National flower of Zambia is Paperflower. Botanical name is Bougainvillea.

National flower of Zambia - Paperflower

National bird of Zambia

The National bird of Zambia is African Fish Eagle

National bird of Zambia - African Fish Eagle

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Zambian Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Do not look at a visitor's face but at his stomach.

He who listened to the woman suffered famine at harvest time.

I am because we are; we are because I am.

If you are ugly, learn how to dance.

If you have no teeth, do not break the clay cooking pot.

Jump over a log but not over your neighbour's word.

The king lives way up where the stench of the poor cannot reach him.

A belching toad portends rain.

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