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Sources:
CIA World Fact Book,

Official Name: Republic of Zambia
Government Type: Republic
Capital:
Lusaka
Other Major Cities/Regions: Kabwe, Mongu, Livingstone, Solwezi, Mpulungu, Chipata
Size: 752,614 sq km
Climate: Tropical; modified by altitude; rainy season (October to April)
Terrain:
mostly high plateau with some hills and mountains
Population:
11,477,000
Ethnic Groups: African 98.7%, European 1.1%, other 0.2%
Religion:
Christian 50%-75%, Muslim and Hindu 24%-49%, indigenous beliefs 1%
Language:
English (official), major vernaculars - Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, and about 70 other indigenous languages

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