REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA
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- General Information
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A landlocked country situated on a high plateau in south-central Africa and takes its name from the Zambezi River, which drains all but a small northern part of the country. Large parts of the country are thinly populated. Much of population is concentrated in the country’s most developed area, along the railway line running from the Copperbelt to Lusaka. Zambia’s economy is heavily dependent on mining, in particular copper mining.
Corn is a staple food crop and accounts for the largest proportion of planted area on Zambian farms. Zambia’s poor road infrastructure makes it difficult for rural farmers to help supply the needs of the urban population. Zambia’s chief export is still copper, although trade in non-traditional exports—such as copper wire, cables, gemstones, and fresh vegetables and flowers—has grown. Cotton and tobacco are also exported. Sizable imports include chemicals and chemical products.
Zambia is blessed with awe-inspiring natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, huge water bodies and vast open spaces, seventeen magnificent waterfalls as well as the spectacular Victoria Falls. There are opportunities for numerous 4×4 adventures into the remote undeveloped rural areas where a taste of village life can be experienced while bush camping. Nearly 30% of Zambia is set aside as National Park.