Fun facts about Zambia

Mpho Leseka

Mpho Leseka

Guest Writer

The Republic of Zambia will be celebrating its independence, since 1964, from colonial Britain on 24th October 2022. To commemorate the day of independence, we have collated some fun facts about the beautiful country of Zambia – one of the most peaceful and stable countries in the world.


  • Zambia (together with Zimbabwe) is home to the spectacular and breathtaking Victoria Falls – the falls are one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. Victoria Falls, known as Mosi-oa-Tunya in Zambia, is double the height of the Niagara Falls


  • The world’s largest man-made lake by volume, Lake Kariba, is in Zambia. The lake is 226 km long!


  • Zambia is named after the Zambesi River – one of the most important rivers in Africa – which flows along the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe


  • Lake Tanganyika, also in Zambia, is the second largest and deepest freshwater lake in the world


  • A whole third of the country is comprised of natural parks with diverse wildlife and stunning landscapes


  • Zambia is the second largest producer of copper in Africa (after the Democratic Republic of Congo)

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