Zambia

Country Profile

The Republic of Zambia is located in South Central Africa covering an area of 752,610 km². To the north it is bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo and the United Republic of Tanzania, to the west by Angola, to the south west by Namibia, to the east by Malawi and Mozambique, and to the south by Zimbabwe and Botswana. Zambia sits on a gently undulating plateau, which is between 900 and 1,500 metres above sea level. This plateau is a mix of woodland and savannah regions interspersed with lakes, rivers, hills, swamps and lush plains.

Head of State: H.E. Hakainde Hichilema Capital City: Lusaka Independence Day: 24 October 1964 Area/Size of country (km²): 752,610 Time Zone: CAT (UTC+2)

Languages: English, Bemba, Nyanja,Tonga, Lozi Currency: Zambian Kwacha (ZMK) GDP: USD 26.720 Billion Natural resources: Water, Minerals, Wildlife, Vegetation

Population: 16 Million
Ministry Responsible for COMESA Affairs

Honourable Chipoka Mulenga, MP Minister of Commerce, Trade & Industry P. O. Box 31968 LUSAKA – Zambia Tel: 226727 / 228301 Fax: 226673 Email:

National COMESA Focal Point

Mr John Mulongoti Chief Economist Minister of Commerce, Trade & Industry P. O. Box 31968 LUSAKA – Zambia Tel: 226727 / 228301 Fax: 226673 Email:

Permanent Secretary in Lusaka

Mr. Mushuma Mulenga Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry 9th Floor Government ComplexLusaka, Zambia +260 211 223617 |+260211228301/9 Email:info@mcti.gov.zm Website: www.mcti.gov.zm