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    Zambia Geography - 2002
    http://www.greekorthodoxchurch.org/wfb2002/zambia/zambia_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location Southern Africa, east of Angola

      Geographic coordinates 15 00 S, 30 00 E

      Map references Africa

      Area
      total: 752,614 sq km
      water: 11,890 sq km
      land: 740,724 sq km

      Area - comparative slightly larger than Texas

      Land boundaries
      total: 5,664 km
      border countries: Angola 1,110 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,930 km, Malawi 837 km, Mozambique 419 km, Namibia 233 km, Tanzania 338 km, Zimbabwe 797 km

      Coastline 0 km (landlocked)

      Maritime claims none (landlocked)

      Climate tropical; modified by altitude; rainy season (October to April)

      Terrain mostly high plateau with some hills and mountains

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Zambezi river 329 m
      highest point: unnamed location in Mafinga Hills 2,301 m

      Natural resources copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal, emeralds, gold, silver, uranium, hydropower

      Land use
      arable land: 7%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 93% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land 460 sq km (1998 est.)

      Natural hazards tropical storms (November to April)

      Environment - current issues air pollution and resulting acid rain in the mineral extraction and refining region; chemical runoff into watersheds; poaching seriously threatens rhinoceros, elephant, antelope, and large cat populations; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification; lack of adequate water treatment presents human health risks

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol

      Geography - note landlocked; the Zambezi forms a natural riverine boundary with Zimbabwe

      NOTE: The information regarding Zambia on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Zambia Geography 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Zambia Geography 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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