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About Zambia

Zambia is a landlocked country in southern Africa. It is famous for the pristine Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River.

Like any other African country, the economy is based on agriculture, tourism, and mining. While the country has many national parks and Victoria falls to boast, its mining is primarily copper, nickel, tin, and uranium. Zambia grows Corn, Tobacco, wheat, and chili peppers.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityLusaka
Government TypeUnitary presidential constitutional republic
Official LanguagesEnglish
Currency Zambian kwacha, ZMW
Phone Code +260
Important CitiesKitwe, Chipata, Ndola, Kabwe, Chingola, Livingstone, Luanshya, Mufulira
National DayIndependence Day (25th Oct)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking85 (Easy)
Primary Industriescopper mining and processing, construction, foodstuffs, beverages, chemicals, textiles, fertilizer, horticulture
Major Exportscopper/cobalt 64%, cobalt, electricity; tobacco, flowers, cotton.
Major Exports to IndiaFuels, Food Products, Plastic or Rubber, Machinery and Electricals, Vegetables, Chemicals, Hides and skins, Textiles and Clothing, Minerals, Raw materials
Major Importsmachinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, electricity, fertilizer; foodstuffs, clothing
Major Imports from IndiaChemicals, Machinery and Electricals, Metals, Plastic or Rubber, Stone and Glass, Raw materials, Textiles and Clothing, Food Products, Vegetables, Minerals, Fuels
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Trade
Bordering NationsDemocratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Mozambique,
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa(COMESA), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), Southern Africa Development Community(SADC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy Details for ZambiaEmbassy of India
H.E. Mr. Ashok Kumar
Honourable High Commissioner
No.1 Pandit Nehru Road, Longacres, P.O. Box. 32111, Lusaka, Zambia

Embassy Details of Zambia in IndiaHigh Commission of the Republic of Zambia
H.E. Ms. Judith Kangoma Kapijimpanga
High Commissioner
7, Poorvi MargVasant Vihar110057New Delhi
011-2615 0270 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Zambia in Chennai
H.E. Mr. Sukumar Natarajan
Honorary Consul
No. 29, Devadi Street, Malyapore, Chennai - 600004
044-24610939 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Zambia in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Arjun De
Honorary Consul General
6-D, Neelamber, 28-B, Shakespeare Sarani, 6th Floor, Kolkata-700017
+91-33-22835913 (O)