Zambia is big, brave and full of amazing nature.

One Zambia, one nation, is the motto of the country that seeks to unite its more than 72 ethnic groups and, although it is well known worldwide for the Victoria Falls and the annual migration of bats, these 10 curious facts about the territory will make you see that they have a lot more to offer.

So read to the end and take note of Zambia and some trivia.

 

  • Five of the most striking African animals can be found in Zambia. Lions, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo are found in the country.
    More than 10 million bats fly from the Kasanka National Forest between October and December.
  • The Zambian flag was first flown at midnight on October 23, 1964, symbolizing the nation’s patriotism and natural resources.
  • Zambia has a population of 17,238,000.
  • One third of the country is made up of national parks. It is the shared home of Victoria Falls on the border with Zimbabwe.
  • The traditional name for Victoria Falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya. Mosi-oa-tunya means «The smoke that thunders».
  • Zambia has a history of witchcraft and visitors can learn more at the Lusaka National Museum where there are exhibits dedicated to witchcraft.
  • Zambia is surrounded by seven countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe. There are currently 45 countries that do not have access to the sea.
  • In addition to English, another 72 local languages ​​are spoken, most notably Nyanja in Lusaka, other languages ​​that stand out are Bemba,
  • Kaounde, Tonga, Lunda and Luvale.
  • Zambia is named after the fourth largest river in Africa. The Zambezi is the fourth longest river in Africa after the Nile, the Congo and the Niger.