Full name: Republic of Zambia
Population: 13.2 million (UN, 2010)
Area: 752,614 sq km (290,586 sq miles)
Major languages: English (official), Bemba, Lozi, Nyanja, Tonga - but there are over 70 distinct languages and even more dialects within Zambia.
Major religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs, Hinduism, Islam
Monetary unit: 1 Kwacha = 100 ngwee
Main exports: Copper, minerals, tobacco