Did you know???
Zambia is a landlocked country in the heart of southern-central Africa, and it borders eight other African countries. It is massive and is about the same size of Great Britain, Ireland and France combined. Its main river, the Zambezi, rises in the high north west region of the country and forms the border between Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe before flowing over the Victoria Falls, into Lake Kariba and on through Malawi and Mozambique and into the Indian Ocean.
- Zambia used to be called Northern Rhodesia
- Zambia became independent in 1964
- Zambia has 73 ethnic groups and about 60 languages
- Nshima, which is made from ground maize, is the staple food of Zambians.
- The Zambian soccer team is called Chipolopolo – meaning ‘The Bullets’.
- The first President of Zambia was Kenneth Kaunda
- In rural Zambia, life has not changed much - subsistence agriculture, village hierarchies and a melange of traditional religions and Christian beliefs.