Formerly known as the territory of Northern Rhodesia while under colonial rule by the British, the nation became known as the Republic of Zambia upon its independence 24 October 1964. Zambia is located in Sub-Saharan Africa as is bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania to the north, Mozambique to the east, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south, and Angola to the west. Geographically Zambia is the 39th largest country in the world and is slightly larger than the state of Texas. Although Zambia is a practicing republic there have been several historical instances of political harassment and violence, chiefly in 1991 and 1996.

General Information
Official Name: 
Republic of Zambia
Capitol: 
Lusaka
Population: 
15,021,000
Languages: 
English
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
752,612
Year of UN Membership: 
1964
Year of Present State Formation: 
1965
Online Profiles
Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$24.854 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$1,850 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
6.00 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.56
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
57.50
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
Landlocked Developing Country
Least Developed Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
African Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ACP: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
AfDB: African Development Bank
AU: African Union
Commonwealth of Nations (British)
COMESA: Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
EITI: Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
SADC: Southern African Development Community
WCO: World Customs Organization
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MONUSCO: UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNISFA: UN Interim Security Force for Abyei
UNMIL: United Nations Mission in Liberia
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
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New York, NY 10022
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(212) 888-5213
zambia@un.int

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