Zambia is located in south-central part of Africa. Zambia shares a border with Zimbabwe, and its tourism industry has boomed as a result of social and political instability in Zimbabwe.
Population: 16.445 million
Ethnic Groups: Bemba 21%, Tonga 13.6%, Chewa 7.4%, Lozi 5.7%, Nsenga 5.3%, Tumbuka 4.4%, Ngoni 4%, Lala 3.1%, Kaonde 2.9%, Namwanga 2.8%, Lunda (north Western) 2.6%, Mambwe 2.5%, Luvale 2.2%, Lamba 2.1%, Ushi 1.9%, Lenje 1.6%, Bisa 1.6%, Mbunda 1.2%, other 13.8%, unspecified 0.4% (2010 est.)
Languages: Bemba 33.4%, Nyanja 14.7%, Tonga 11.4%, Lozi 5.5%, Chewa 4.5%, Nsenga 2.9%, Tumbuka 2.5%, Lunda (North Western) 1.9%, Kaonde 1.8%, Lala 1.8%, Lamba 1.8%, English (official) 1.7%, Luvale 1.5%, Mambwe 1.3%, Namwanga 1.2%, Lenje 1.1%, Bisa 1%, other 9.7%, unspecified 0.2% (2010 est.)
Religions: Protestant 75.3%, Roman Catholic 20.2%, other 2.7% (includes Muslim Buddhist, Hindu, and Baha’i), none 1.8% (2010 est.)
CIA: The World Factbook — Last Updated December 26, 2019
Zambians in Canada
Zambian Population in Canada
Zambia became independent in 1964 and was a single-party state until 1991. President Chiluba was elected in 1991 and declared Zambia a Christian country — but with religious freedoms for all (this was put into the constitution in 1996). The vast majority of Zambia lives in poverty, but the country has potential due to its natural resources and foreign investment. Most Zambians identify as Christians, but Zambia is also home to small Muslim, Baha’i, and Hindu minorities as well as people who practice indigenous religions. Although there is a lot of religious diversity, there is also religious harmony in Zambia.
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