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Interesting Facts about Zambia

Zambia Interesting Facts

Zambia, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a country in Africa. Here are some interesting facts about Zambia:

  • The traditional name for Victoria Falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya.
  • More than 72 languages are spoken in Zambia.
  • Victoria Falls is twice the size of Niagara Falls.
  • Czech explorer Emil Holub was the first to map the famous falls.
  • On 24 October 1964, Zambia became independent of the United Kingdom.
  • Kenneth Kaunda was the first person to lead Zambia as its president after independence.
  • Zambia produces around 1.5 million tonnes of copper every year.
  • All of Africa’s Big Five can be found in Zambia
  • The national currency of Zambia is called the Zambian kwacha.
  • Lake Kariba is the world's largest man-made lake and is used for commercial fishing and to supply hydroelectric power to Zimbabwe and Zambia.
  • Zambia was named after the fourth biggest river in Africa.
  • Zambia is one of six countries where endangered species of wild dogs can be seen.
  • Zambia is a landlocked country.
  • Nshima is the most typical and national dish of Zambia.
  • Rejecting food is rude in Zambia.
  • Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia.
  • Zambia borders Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

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