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Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa that is bordered by eight countries with an estimated population of 16 million people. It is rich in natural resources, has a stable political climate and a strong legal and financial system. 

Zambia has 40 per cent of the water resources in Southern Africa and there is significant potential for the agricultural sector with a large land mass, the majority of which is arable. Currently, only 14 per cent of the land is under cultivation and the government has plans to develop the sector given its key role in promoting growth and alleviating poverty. 

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  • Merchandise exports A$0.14 million
  • Services exports A$28 million
  • Capital Lusaka
  • Official Language English
  • Area 743,390 sq km
  • Population 17.8 million

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Trade and Economic Fact Sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Zambia and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travelers and tourists going to Zambia. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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