Special Notice

February 2020

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises that care should be taken when travelling in rural parts of northwestern, Copperbelt, Central and Luapula provinces close to the border with the Congo Democratic Republic, particularly after dark. It adds that “using legitimate border crossings in these areas is generally safe”.

Introduction

Summary

Independent republic in Central Southern Africa. Member of the Commonwealth.

Cities

Capital: Lusaka

Population

17.4 million

International Country Code

ZM

Language(s)

English, Bemba and other indigenous languages

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 260

Time

2 hours ahead of GMT.

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