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.
Population: 14.6 million (2014 est.)
Ethnic Groups: African - 98.7%, European - 1.1%, others - 0.2%
Languages: English (official), Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, 70 other indigenous languages
Religions: Protestant - 75.3%, Roman Catholic - 20.2%, other - 2.7%, none - 1.8%
ZAMBIANS IN TORONTO
In Canada: 940
In the GTA: 195
In the City of Toronto: 70
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.
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