Zambia (ZM)

An independent African state; formerly Northern Rhodesia, a British colony, from 1911 to 1953; and a member of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland from 1953 to 1963. The country’s area is 290,586 square miles (752,618 square kilometers) and its population (1994) was 9.1 million. The African population can be grouped roughly into three language areas: north, mostly Bemba; south, Tonga; and southwest, Lozi. In addition to these there are a number of smaller language groups of indigenous and foreign origin. Agriculture is the chief occupation of Zambia, with maize, wheat, millet, and tobacco the most important crops. From rich mines along the Katanga border, copper was exported in 1969, exceeding 390,000 tons (353,730 metric tons). Power to operate these mines is supplied by the Kariba...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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