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4: President: Rupiah Banda (2008) Land area: 285,994 sq mi (740,724 sq km); total area: 290,586 sq mi (sq km) Population (2009 est.): 11,862,740 (growth rate: 1.6%); birth rate: 40.2/1000; infant mortality rate: 101.2/1000; life expectancy: 38.6 density per sq mi: 40 Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Lusaka, 1,773,300 (metro. area), 1,265,000 (city proper) Other large cities: Ndola, 349,300; Kitwe, 306,200; Kabwe, 219,600, Chingola, 151,100 Monetary unit: Kwacha

6: More Facts & Figures Republic of Zambia Current government officials Languages: English (official); major vernaculars: Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga; about 70 other indigenous languages Ethnicity/race: African 98.7%, European 1.1%, other 0.2% Religions: Christian 50%โ€“75%, Islam and Hindu 24%โ€“49%, indigenous beliefs 1% Literacy rate: 81% (2003 EST.)

8: Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2007 est.): $11.16 billion; per capita $1,300. Real growth rate: 5.3%. Inflation: 10.7%. Unemployment: 50% (2000 EST.). Arable land: 7%. Agriculture: corn, sorghum, rice, peanuts, sunflower seed, vegetables, flowers, tobacco, cotton, sugarcane, cassava (tapioca), coffee; cattle, goats, pigs, poultry, milk, eggs, hides. Labor force: 4.989 million; agriculture 85%, industry 6%, services 9%. Industries: copper mining and processing, construction, foodstuffs, beverages, chemicals, textiles, fertilizer, and horticulture. Natural resources: copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal, emeralds, gold, silver, uranium, hydropower. Exports: $3.928 billion f.o.b. (2006 est.): copper/cobalt 64%, cobalt, electricity, tobacco, flowers, cotton. Imports: $3.092 billion f.o.b. (2006 est.): machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, electricity, fertilizer; foodstuffs, clothing. Major trading partners: South Africa, UK, Switzerland, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, UAE (2004).

10: Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 94,700 (2005); mobile cellular: 949,600 (2005). Radio broadcast stations: AM 19, FM 5, shortwave 4 (2001). Radios: 1.2 million (2001). Television broadcast stations: 9 (2002). Televisions: 277,000 (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 5 (2001). Internet users: 231,000 (2005). Transportation: Railways: total: 2,157 km (2006). Highways: total: 91,440 km; paved: 20,117 km; unpaved: 71,323 km (2001 EST.). Waterways: 2,250 km, including Zambezi and Luapula rivers, Lake Tanganyika. Ports and harbors: Mpulungu. Airports: 111 (2006).

11: International conflicts: dormant dispute remains where Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe boundaries converge.

12: Zambia Map

15: President: Robert Mugabe (1980) Land area: 149,293 sq mi (386,669 sq km); total area: 150,804 sq mi (390,580 sq km) Population (2009 est.): 11,392,629 (growth rate: 1.5%); birth rate: 31.5/1000; infant mortality rate: 32.3/1000; life expectancy: 45.7; density per sq mi: 82 Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Harare, 2,331,400 (metro. area), 1,919,700 (city proper) Other large cities: Bulawayo, 965,000; Chitungwiza, 411,700 Monetary unit: Zimbabwean dollar

16: Zimbabwe Map

17: More Facts & Figures Republic of Zimbabwe Current government officials Languages: English (official), Shona, Ndebele (Sindebele), numerous minor tribal dialects Ethnicity/race: African 98% (Shona 82%, Ndebele 14%, other 2%), mixed and Asian 1%, white less than 1% Religions: syncretic (part Christian, part indigenous beliefs) 50%, Christian 25%, indigenous beliefs 24%, Muslim and other 1% Literacy rate: 91% (2003 EST.)

18: Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2007 est.): $2.211 billion; per capita $200. Real growth rate: โ€“6.1%. Inflation: 10, 453% official data; private sector estimates are much higher (yearend 2007 EST.). Unemployment: 80%. Arable land: 8%. Agriculture: corn, cotton, tobacco, wheat, coffee, sugarcane, peanuts; sheep, goats, pigs. Labor force: 4.032 million (2007); agriculture 66%, services 24%, industry 10% (1996). Industries: mining (coal, gold, platinum, copper, nickel, tin, clay, numerous metallic and nonmetallic ores), steel; wood products, cement, chemicals, fertilizer, clothing and footwear, foodstuffs, beverages. Natural resources: coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, vanadium, lithium, tin, platinum group metals. Exports: $1.766 billion f.o.b. (2006 est.): cotton, tobacco, gold, ferroalloys, and textiles/clothing. Imports: $2.055 billion f.o.b. (2006 est.): machinery and transport equipment, other manufactures, chemicals, fuels. Major trading partners: South Africa, Switzerland, UK, China, Germany, Botswana (2004).

20: Zimbabwe's Cholera Epidemic

21: Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 331,700 (2006); mobile cellular: 832,500 (2006). Radio broadcast stations: AM 7, FM 20 (plus 17 repeater stations), shortwave 1 (1998). Radios: 1.14 million (1997). Television broadcast stations: 16 (1997). Televisions: 370,000 (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 6 (2000). Internet users: 1 million (2005). Transportation: Railways: total: 3,077 km (2002). Highways: total: 97,440 km; paved: 18,514 km; unpaved: 78,926 km (2002 EST.). Waterways: the Mazoe and Zambezi rivers are used for transporting chrome ore from Harare to Mozambique. Ports and harbors: Binga, Kariba. Airports: 430 (2002). International disputes: dormant dispute remains where Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe boundaries converge.

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