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Provinces of Zambia

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Zambia is divided into 10 provinces.

The provinces of Zambia
Province[1] Capital Area (km²) Population Density
Districts Map
Central[2] Kabwe 94,394 1,307,111 13.4 11
Copperbelt[3] Ndola 31,328 1,972,317 62.5 10
Eastern Chipata 51,476 1,592,661 24.7 9
Luapula Mansa 50,567 991,927 19.0 11
Lusaka[2] Lusaka 21,896 2,191,225 100.4 8
Muchinga[4] Chinsali[5] 87,806 711,657[6] 8.1 7
Northern Kasama 77,650 1,105,824[7] 14.2 9
North-Western Solwezi 125,826 727,044 5.6 9
Southern Choma 85,283 1,589,926 18.8 13
Western[3] Mongu 126,386 902,974 7.0 16
Zambia Lusaka 752,612 13,092,666 17.3 103

See also


  1. ^ Gwillim Law. "Zambia Provinces". Retrieved 2015-06-18.  (Population figures are from the census of 2010).
  2. ^ a b Lusaka province was split from Central province in 1973. Initially Lusaka province was only 360 km², but by 1988 it had been enlarged to its present size.
  3. ^ a b The Copperbelt province was known as Western Province until 1969. At the same time the name of the Barotseland province was changed to Western province.
  4. ^ Created on November 2011, consisting 5 districts from Northern Province and one from Eastern.
  5. ^ , Ministry of Local Government and Housing, ZambiaZambia's 10th Province, Muchinga
  6. ^
  7. ^ population figures adjusted for new smaller area
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