Short URL: http://tnot.es/ZM - National Anthem of Zambia.
Formerly the British colony of Northern Rhodesia, Zambia has no
access to the sea but many lakes. The Zambezi flows through the western part of the
Around Zambia, Lusaka,
Map of Zambia, The People of Zambia,
Travel Around Zambia, Victoria
Falls, Zambezi, Zambia
Accommodation, Zambian Languages.
Countries neighbouring Zambia are: Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.
Zambia by Rail
A line from Zimbabwe runs to Maramba,
Lusaka, and Ndola; connecting with Za´re.
The Benguela Railway goes to the Atlantic coast of Angola.
The Tazara Railway, connecting Lusaka with Dar es-Salaam, in Tanzania, was built to provide the country with an alternative
outlet during Angola's civil war.
Zambia by Road
The main towns of Zambia are connected by sealed road, but many rural
roads become impassable during the rainy season.
Zambia by Air
Airlines and Airports:
Lusaka has an international airport.
Weather in Zambia
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Kasama Weather, Livingstone
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The Shona Bantu arrived in the area in the 12th century. The
Karanga clan of the Shona later established the great empire of the Mwene Mutapa.
The Lunda and Lozi, from the Congo, moved in to the northern plains
and upper Zambezi area during the 17th and 18th centuries.
In the next century, the Kololo, fleeing the Zulu crushing in South Africa, moved northwards and established a brief dominance
over much of central and northern Zambia, before the Lozi imposed themselves again.
Chief Lewanika was the Lozi ruler when the British came to
The discovery of copper in the north led to the extension of the
railway in the late 1920s.
Located in south central Zambia, the capital of Zambia lies on a
plateau at an altitude of 1,300m, giving it a pleasant temperate climate.
Lusaka was named after a local African leader, when founded in 1905 by
European settlers. In 1935 it replaced Livingstone as the capital of the British
dependency of Northern Rhodesia, and became the capital of independent Zambia in 1964.
A railway connects Lusaka with Livingstone; for a visit to Victoria
Also called Mosi-Oa-Tunya, smoke that thunders, you can visit the
thunderous spray of water from Livingstone, on Zambia's southern border with north-western
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The official language of Zambia is English, although more than 70
of the African languages are spoken in the country; principally Bemba, Lozi, Luvale,
Tonga, and Nyanja.
The fourth longest river in Africa rises in north-western Zambia.
It flows through eastern Angola, and returns
to traverse western Zambia; forming a border with north- eastern Botswana and northern Zimbabwe -- where
it drops more than 120 metres as the Victoria Falls.
The Zambezi empties into the Indian Ocean through the Mozambique Channel.
Guide to Zambia:
An edited section of Bradt's Travel Guide to Zambia, written by Chris McIntyre.
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