Transnational_issues of Zambia

Disputes - international:in 2004, Zimbabwe dropped objections to plans between Botswana and Zambia to build a bridge over the Zambezi River, thereby de facto recognizing a short, but not clearly delimited, Botswana-Zambia boundary in the river; 42,250 Congolese refugees in Zambia are offered voluntary repatriation in November 2006, most of whom are expected to return in the next two years; Angolan refugees too have been repatriating but 26,450 still remain with 90,000 others from other neighboring states in 2006
Refugees and internally displaced persons:refugees (country of origin): 75,468 (Angola), 61,243 (Democratic Republic of the Congo), 5,669 (Rwanda) (2006)
Illicit drugs:transshipment point for moderate amounts of methaqualone, small amounts of heroin, and cocaine bound for southern Africa and possibly Europe; a poorly developed financial infrastructure coupled with a government commitment to combating money laundering make it an unattractive venue for money launderers; major consumer of cannabis

Zambia Quickstats

  • Population: 11,477,447
  • Area: 752,614 sq km
  • Density: 16 /km² (191st)
  • GDP (total): $10.792 billion (133rd)
  • GDP (per capita): $931 (168th)
  • Literacy: 80.6%

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  • Currency: Zambian kwacha (ZMK)
  • Dial code: +260

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