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Published on January 28th, 2014 | by Geckos Tales Team

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10 FACTY THINGS ABOUT ZAMBIA

 

Did you know that 30% of Zambia is made up of National Parks? Here are some more fun facts. 

BIG DREAMS

Termite hills in Zambia can grow as big as a small house. With room for a pony.

48

This is a Zambian’s average life expectancy. And while the median age is 17, the good news is that both stats are going up. 

752,618 km2

This is the size of Zambia. In simple terms, you could fit Texas here with a room left over for Tasmania.

MOSI-OA-TUNYA

The traditional name for Victoria Falls means “The smoke which thunders.” It doesn’t take a genius to see (hear) why.

108 METRES

The height of Victoria Falls. That’s as tall as 500 bananas stacked end-to-end. 

COPPER

Zambia’s main export is copper. They produce around 1.5 million tonnes a year.

BIG FIVE

All of Africa’s Big Five can be found in Zambia including lions and rhinos.

KWACHA

The local currency is kwacha. As in “Kwacha got?” and “Kwacha thinking?”

65%

The percentage of Zambia’s population living under the poverty line.

6.5

The average number of children in a Zambian family. If you thought being the middle child was tough, try being the .5.

 

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