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African Fact File 4

ZAMBIA

 

 

 

 

 

PRESIDENT: EDGAR LUNGU 

  • AREA: 752,618 KM²
  • LOCATION: A LANDLOCKED COUNTRY IN SOUTH-CENTRAL AFRICA AND BORDERS DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO TO THE NORTH, TANZANIA TO THE NORTH-EAST, MALAWI TO THE EAST, MOZAMBIQUE TO THE SOUTHEAST, ZIMBABWE AND BOTSWANA TO THE SOUTH, NAMIBIA TO THE SOUTHWEST, AND ANGOLA TO THE WEST
  • POPULATION: 17.09 MILLION (2017)
  • CAPITAL CITY: LUSAKA
  • INDEPENDENCE: GAINED INDEPENDENCE FROM BRITAIN ON 24 OCTOBER, 1964
  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): ENGLISH
  • CURRENCY: ZAMBIAN KWACHA
  • MAIN EXPORTS: COPPER, SUGAR, TOBACCO, GEMSTONES, COTTON AND ELECTRICITY
  • GDP: 25.81 BILLION USD (2017)

 

ZIMBABWE

 

 

 

 

 

PRESIDENT: EMMERSON MNANGAGWA

  • AREA: 390,757 KM²
  • LOCATION: LOCATED IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF AFRICA BORDERED IN EAST BY MOZAMBIQUE, AND IN WEST BY BOTSWANA
  • POPULATION: 16.53 MILLION (2017)
  • CAPITAL CITY: HARARE
  • INDEPENDENCE: GAINED INDEPENDENCE FROM BRITAIN ON APRIL 18, 1980
  • OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): ENGLISH, SHONA, NDEBELE, SOUTHERN SOTHO, XHOSA, TSWANA, VENDA, CHEWA, TSONGA, TONGA
  • CURRENCY: US DOLLAR, SOUTH AFRICAN RAND, POUND STERLING, BOTWANA PULA, EURO, INDIAN RUPEES, AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR
  • MAIN EXPORTS: TOBACCO, NICKEL, DAMONDS, PLATINUM, FERROCHROME, AND GOLD
  • GDP: 17.85 BILLION USD (2017)