Official name: Republic of Zambia
Area: 752, 612 sq. km
Official language: English
Other languages: Bantu languages (Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga, etc)
Population: 15 million
Religions: Christians, Indigenous beliefs and Muslims
Independence day: 24 October 1964 from the United Kingdom
Structure of Government:
Executive: The President of the Republic is both Chief of State and Head of Government. The President is elected by absolute majority popular vote for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term). The Vice President and members of the Government are appointed from among the members of the Parliament, by the President.
Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly. Members are elected by simple majority vote for a 5-year term.
Judicial: The Supreme Court and the High Court are the highest courts.
Foreign policy: Zambia is a member of AU, UN, FAO, IFRCS, ILO, IMFI, Interpol, IOC, IOM, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, WHO, WMO, WIPO, WTO, etc.
GDP: 26,8 billion USD
Main economic resources: copper mines, foodstuffs, etc
Major Trading Partners: China, Switzerland, EU countries, South Africa, Central Africa, DRC, Kuwait.
Mixed legal system of English common law and customary law.
International: United Nations Treaty Series Online collection
National Partners of African Law Library