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    Zambia Geography - 2003
    http://www.theodora.com/wfb2003/zambia/zambia_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Southern Africa, east of Angola


      Geographic coordinates: 15 00 S, 30 00 E


      Map references: Africa


      Area: total: 752,614 sq km
      water: 11,890 sq km
      land: 740,724 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly larger than Texas


      Land boundaries: total: 5,664 km
      border countries: Angola 1,110 km, Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,930 km, Malawi 837 km, Mozambique 419 km, Namibia 233 km, Tanzania 338 km, Zimbabwe 797 km


      Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)


      Maritime claims: none (landlocked)


      Climate: tropical; modified by altitude; rainy season (October to April)


      Terrain: mostly high plateau with some hills and mountains


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Zambezi river 329 m
      highest point: unnamed location in Mafinga Hills 2,301 m


      Natural resources: copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal, emeralds, gold, silver, uranium, hydropower


      Land use: arable land: 7.08%
      permanent crops: 0.03%
      other: 92.89% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 460 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: periodic drought, tropical storms (November to April)


      Environment - current issues: air pollution and resulting acid rain in the mineral extraction and refining region; chemical runoff into watersheds; poaching seriously threatens rhinoceros, elephant, antelope, and large cat populations; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification; lack of adequate water treatment presents human health risks


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol


      Geography - note: landlocked; the Zambezi forms a natural riverine boundary with Zimbabwe


      NOTE: The information regarding Zambia on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Zambia Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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