Spirit of the Land (photos)
Check out this blog about a journey to Kafakumba near Ndola, Zambia. This reflection on eight weeks with the people of Zambia is a must read for those who want to learn more. Click on the 2008 archived files at:
Home to Victoria Falls and many other magnificent waterfalls, spectacular wildlife, rich culture, friendly people, blue skies and lakes, and walking safaris, it truly lives up to its name: Zambia, the Real Africa.
Size is 752,614 sq km , slightly larger than Texas, US. Zambia has a tropical climate which is modified by altitude. There's one rainy season which lasts from October to April. Zambia's terrain is mostly high plateau with some hills and mountains. Zambia is a landlocked country with the Zambezi river forming a natural boundary with Zimbabwe.
Just over 11 million people live in Zambia. Life expectancy is around 39 years. Birth rate is on average 5.47 per woman. 16.5% of the population is believed to have HIV/AIDS.
English (official); major vernaculars include Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, and about 70 other indigenous languages.
African 98.7% (major tribes - Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, Chewa), European 1.1, and other 0.2%.
Christian 50%-75%, Muslim and Hindu 24%-49%, indigenous beliefs 1%.