Zambia

Zambia is located in south-central part of Africa. Zambia shares a border with Zimbabwe, and its tourism industry has boomed as a result of social and political instability in Zimbabwe.

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Population: 15.5 million
Ethnic Groups: Bemba (21%), Tonga (13.6%0, Chewa (7.4%), Lozi (5.7%), Nsenga (5.3%), Tumbuka (4.4%), Ngoni (4%), Lala (3.1%), Kaonde (2.9%), Namwanga (2.8%), Lunda (North-Western) (2.6%), Mambwe (2.5%), Luvale (2.2%), Lamba (2.1%), Ushi (1.9%), Lenje (1.6%), Bisa (1.6%0, Mbunda (1.2%), Other (13.8%), Unspecified (0.4%)
Languages: Bembe (33.4%), Nyanja (14.7%), Tonga (11.4%), Lozi (5.5%), Chewa (4.5%), Nsenga (2.9%), Tumbuka (2.5%), Lunda (North Western) (1.9%), Kaonde (1.8%), Lala (1.8%), Lamba (1.8%), English (Official) (1.7%), Luvale (1.5%), Mambwe (1.3%), Namwanga (1.2%), Lenje (1.1%), Bisa (1%), Other (9.7%), Unspecified (0.2%)
Religions: Protestant (75.3%), Roman Catholic (20.2%), Other (2.7%), None (1.8%)
Capital: Lusaka
CIA: The World Factbook - Last Updated July 12, 2017

Zambians in Toronto

Zambian Population:
In Canada: 1,860
In the GTA: 385
In Toronto: 170

Zambia became independent in 1964 and was a single-party state until 1991. President Chiluba was elected in 1991 and declared Zambia a Christian country - but with religious freedoms for all (this was put into the constitution in 1996). The vast majority of Zambia lives in poverty, but the country has potential due to its natural resources and foreign investment. Most Zambians identify as Christians, but Zambia is also home to small Muslim, Baha'i, and Hindu minorities as well as people who practice indigenous religions. Although there is a lot of religious diversity, there is also religious harmony in Zambia.

Settlement Services in the GTA

Settlement.org

Churches in the GTA

The Peoples Church
374 Sheppard Avenue East
Toronto, ON
M2N 3B6
Phone: 416-222-3241


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