FACTS ABOUT ZAMBIA

FACTS ABOUT ZAMBIA

NATIONAL LANGUAGE

English

Language Spoken

English, Bemba, Lozi, Nyanja and Tonga

TIME ZONE

UTC+2 (CAT)

AREA

752 618 km2

Area Code

+260

POPULATION

15 510 711

DOMINANT RELIGION

Christian

NATIONAL BIRD

The Fish Eagle

NATIONAL FLOWER

Bougainvillea Nyctaginaceae

NATIONAL GAME

Football

MOTTO

One Zambia, One Nation

THE FLAG

The flag of Zambia was hoisted for the first time at midnight on the 23rd October 1964, symbolising patriotism and the nation’s natural resources. An eagle in flight over three stripes of red black and orange on a green background.

Red represents the struggle for freedom, black, the people of Zambia, orange the country’s mineral wealth and green the wildlife and environment. The eagle in flight symbolizes the freedom in Zambia and the ability to rise above national problems.

COAT OF ARMS

The coat of arms of Zambia is composed of an African Fish Eagle (the eagle of liberty) hovering above a pickaxe and hoe (representative of the country’s economic backbone).

Making up the base are a Zambian man and woman supporting a shield depicting the Victoria Falls.

NATIONAL ANTHEM

Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free

Stand and sing of Zambia proud and free, Land of works and joy in unity, Victors in the struggle for the right, We have won freedom’s fight, All one, strong and free.

Africa is our own motherland, fashioned with and blessed by God’s good hand, Let us all her people join as one, Brothers under the sun, All one, strong and free.

One land and one nation is our cry, Dignity and peace ‘neath the Zambian sky, Like our noble eagle in its flight, Zambia, praise to thee, All one, strong and free.

Praise to God, Bless our great nation, Free men we stand, Under the flag of our land, Zambia praise to thee, All one strong and free.

MEMBERSHIP

INTERNATIONAL: Commonwealth, GATT, ILO, IMF, NAM, UN, WB, WHO

REGIONAL:African Development Bank, Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), OAU, Southern African Development Community (SADC).

USEFUL WORDS

ENGLISH BEMBA NYANJA
Hello Shani Bwanji
Goodbye Shalenpo Yenda Bwino
How are you? Uli Shani? Muli Bwanji?
I am fine Ndi Bwino Ndili Bwino
Thank you Natotela Zikomo
How much ? Shinga ? Zinga ?
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