Saturday, October 30, 1999

About Zambia

Did You Know?
  • Zambia is a landlocked country in south-central Africa.
  • There are 72 distinct ethnic groups and languages.
  • Zambia is the most urbanized country in sub-Saharan Africa – 44% of the population is urban.
  • Population – 12million
  • There are more than 100,000 refugees from Angola, DRC, and Rwanda living in Zambia.
  • The average life expectancy in Zambia is only 38 years old!
  • There are about 1.2 million people suffering with HIV/AIDS in Zambia.
  • 1.1 million orphans (That’s more than 14 times the population of Bellingham!!)
  • The Unemployment Rate in Zambia runs from 50-80%
  • 64% of the population lives on less than $1.25 per day

UNICEF (2007)

CIA factbook (2009)