Zambia is a landlocked country located in southern Africa. It covers an area of about 752,614 square kilometers (290,586 square miles) and shares borders with eight other African countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo to the north, Tanzania to the northeast, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the southeast, Zimbabwe to the south, Botswana to the southwest, Namibia to the west, and Angola to the northwest.

Zambia has a population of around 18.4 million people and is home to over 70 ethnic groups, each with its own language and culture. The official language is English, but many Zambians also speak Bemba, Nyanja, Tonga, and other local languages.

Zambia has a tropical climate, with a wet season from November to March and a dry season from April to October. The country is known for its diverse wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, hippos, and crocodiles, and is home to a number of national parks and game reserves, such as South Luangwa National Park and Kafue National Park.

Zambia’s economy is largely based on copper mining, but the country is also rich in other minerals, such as cobalt, zinc, and lead. Agriculture is also an important sector, with crops such as maize, tobacco, and cotton grown for both local consumption and export.

Zambia has a rich cultural heritage, with traditional dances, music, and art still thriving in many parts of the country. The country is also known for its traditional ceremonies, such as the Kuomboka ceremony of the Lozi people and the Nc’wala ceremony of the Ngoni people.

Despite some challenges, including poverty and political instability, Zambia has made progress in recent years in improving its infrastructure and economy, and remains a vibrant and welcoming country with much to offer visitors and residents alike.