RAPID INFORMATION DATA SHEET
(Actually based on the year 2007 estimates)
Official language English
Other key languages Tonga, Kaonde, Lunda, Luvale & c.70 other local languages
Major religious groups Christian, Ethnic
Population 11.9 m
Land area 752,618 km²
Population density (people/km²) 15.8
Key economic data
GDP US$ 10.5 bn
GDP per capita US$ 882
PPP GDP per capita US$ 1,258
Average Real GDP growth 2000-06 4.9%
Currency Zambian Kwacha
Key exports Copper, cobalt, lead, Zinc, coal, tobacco, sugar cane, cotton
Key imports Capital equipment, petroleum
Zambia is the land of glorious sunsets, friendly people, ancient traditions and mystic legends, of nature at its wildest and most exquisite.
The legendary African walking safari, earth's biggest waterfall, the wild Zambezi River, breath-taking lakes and wetlands, profusion of birds, abundant wildlife, and raw, pulsating wilderness,
all in one friendly country.
Zambian is the land of glorious sunsets, friendly people, ancient traditions and mystic legends, of nature at its wildest and most exquisite.
It is a large country. She is slightly larger than the Texas State in the USA. The country is generally a high plateau averaging between 1,060 metres (3,500 ft) and 1,363 metres (4,500 ft) above sea level. This makes the country's weather mild and pleasant.
Zambian Tourism is also about the people. There are over 73 dialects spoken in Zambia, but the official language is English. All media and business is in English and most Zambians speak it fairly well. Out of the 73 ethnic groups (tribes) 20 celebrate special cultural ceremonies on an annual basis. These manifest customs, social life, rituals, oral history, material and spiritual culture. Visitors are welcome to watch these ceremonies as part of Zambian Tourism.
• Company tax: Resident companies 35%
• Company tax: Nonresident companies 35%
• Secondary Tax on Companies (STC) 0%
• General sales tax n/a
• Value-added tax 16%
• Fiscal year end 31 March
• Individual marginal tax rate (maximum) 35%
• Basis of taxation Source and Residence
• Interest 15%
• Dividends 15%
• Royalties 15%
Exchange controls Do not exist
Double tax treaties Exist
Capital gains tax None (instead there is a property tax)
A part from its abundant wildlife in national parks and game reserves, rivers, and lakes, Zambia holds 6% of the worlds copper reserves. It also has world class quality emeralds, aquamarines, amethyst and tourmalines.
Zambian Tourism takes into account the 7 waterfalls the country is blessed with. Among them is the magnificent Victoria Falls
with awe inspiring and spectacular views. Livngstone town, as the Adventure Centre, has a wide selection of hi-action activities such as world class river rafting, bungi jumping into the deep gorge below the falls, abseiling, canoeing safaris down the Zambezi, river surfing, excellent tiger fishing or even watching the breathtaking African sunsets on Lake Kariba.
Vegetation is savanna type with lots of trees varying in density. The climate makes Zambia suitable for a wide range of farming crops.
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