2/1/11

IAM...ZAMBIAN !

Right...so in as much as i love talking about my country to other people,i just realized that good number of the people i know or hang out with don't really know my country..well of course everyone and their uncle rick knows or at least heard about "the chipolo polo boys" and their tagic death *MYSRIP* but other than that..its Zambia?! u mean Gambia?! noooo fool...ZAMBIA! southern Africa! lol


so the point of doing this is to enlighten the masses... after all,iam proudly Zambian right?! *wink*



here ya go!



***Location***:
Southern Africa, east of Angola and north of Botswana and Zimbabwe.
Land Boundaries:
Angola 1,110 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,930 km, Malawi 837 km, Mozambique 419 km, Namibia 233 km, Tanzania 338 km, and Zimbabwe 797 km.



***Geography***:
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. Its lowest point is the Zambezi river at 329 m and its highest point is an unnamed location in Mafinga Hills standing at 2,301 m. Zambia is a landlocked country with the Zambezi river forming a natural boundary with Zimbabwe.



***Population***:
Just over 11 million people live in Zambia. Life expectancy is around 43 years. Birth rate is on average 5.47 per woman. 16.5% of the population is believed to have HIV/AIDS. Literacy rate is at 80%.



***Languages***:
English (official); major vernaculars include Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, and about 70 other indigenous languages.



***Ethnic Groups***:
African 98.7% (major tribes - Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, Chewa), European 1.1%, and other 0.2%...(I HAPPEN TO BE LOZI!)



***Religion***:
Christian 50%-75%, Muslim and Hindu 24%-49%, indigenous beliefs 1%.



That my friends, is Zambia in a nutshell.there are so many aspects of this country that i would love to share here but i cannot possibly do that in one post so i will try to do regular posts about my country when i can! i haven't even touched the food and tourism! like i said,i love to cook so i will be uploading my Zambian dishes whenever i can..



Although my country is small demographic wise,i think of it as a big country.we are rich in so many aspects.we are one of the friendliest countries in the world *fact*,we have so many natural resources, we have alot of languages AND we are a Christian nation! in spite of all the problems,we have never had a civil war,*not that i know of anyway* and we enjoy freedom and peace...doesnt that make u wanna be zambian?! lol



cheers!
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2 comments:

The Corner Shop said...

Great post. Really informative! That masquerade looks freaky lol. And are those palms in the middle of the street.

Adiya

Dee Dee said...

thanks love!! yea the masquerade IS freaky...you find a lot of these during festivals in the village...iv never been myself but I hope to one day. those aren't palms,they look like em but they aren't...we don't have the weather for palms :(