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The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in southern Africa, neighboring the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, in the south-central part of the country. (source)
Described by many as "The Real Africa," Zambia shares a border with Zimbabwe that is formed by Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
Hallelujah House of Yahweh (HHY) operates out of a 65 acre parcel in north central Zambia about 20 miles outside of Ndola, the second largest city in Zambia. Our property, referred to as "the farm," houses the HHY family of 28 orphaned children and our staff, as well as our farmstead that includes pigs, goats, chickens, an orchard, and a large vegetable garden. Explore the HHY photo gallery.
33 Fast Facts about Zambia (source)
- Zambia is slightly larger than Texas
- The nearest ocean is 600 miles away
- Zambia’s name comes from the Zambezi River. Zambezi is from a local word yambezhi “heart of all”
- Northern Zambia is full of beautiful waterfalls
- From November to April, Zabia experiences severe rainstorms (the equivalent to the Asian monsoon)
- Zambia's climate is considered to be tropical.
- The temperature in Zambia can climb above 100º during the hot season
- Termite hills in Zambia often “grow” to be as big as a cottage
- One mushroom native to Zambia grows nearly a yard in diameter, making it the world’s largest
- Livingstone was Zambia’s first capital
- Lusaka was planned for 200,000 people but is now home to over 1,500,000 people
- Zambia is one of the world’s poorest countries and ranked 165th out of 177 on the Human Development Index
- Zambian military helped the Allies in WW2 by fighting in Burma
- Zambia is a republic with a president, much like the United States and France
- Since Zambia’s independence in 1964, the country has had 3 constitutions
- Iron and copper have been mined in Zambia for over 2,000 years
- Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World
- Over one third of Zambians live in urban areas
- Zambia is one of the nations hardest hit by AIDS
- There are seven local semi-official languages: Bemba, Kaonde, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, and Tonga
- The median age in Zambia is 16.46 years
- A favorite way for Zambians to pass time and relax is conversation, with an emphasis on storytelling
- Independence Day is celebrated on October 24th
- Zambian culture is very relational; it is perfectly acceptable for friends to drop in unannounced
- The national symbol is the African Fish Eagle, which looks much like the American Bald Eagle
- The population of Zambia is just under 13 million
- Nshima (ground cornmeal) is considered to be the staple food of Zambia
- Over 85% of the nation is considered below the poverty line
- Anything considered “rural” is called “the bush”
- Zambia is one of Africa’s most urbanized countries
- Victoria Falls is known to Africans as “Musi-o-Tunyi” or “The Smoke That Thunders”
- Copper is still the key resource of Zambia; Zambia is the world's fifth-largest producer
- Average life-expectancy at birth is 38.6 years
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