Zambia is a landlocked Commonwealth country that gained independence from Britain in October 1964. It was a founding member of both the Southern African Development Community and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) which is headquartered in Zambia's capital city, Lusaka. Copper is the country's main export.
Zambia has a population of approximately 19 million (2021) and is officially a Christian nation, but a wide variety of religious traditions exist. The official language is English while the main local language is Nyanja.
Australia’s non-resident High Commissioner for Zambia (with residence in Zimbabwe) is assisted by an Honorary Consul in Lusaka. Zambia is represented in Australia by a High Commissioner based in Canberra.
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