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    Zambia Geography - 1989

      Total area: 752,610 km2
      land area: 740,720 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Texas

      Land boundaries: 5,664 km total; Angola 1,110 km, Malawi 837 km, Mozambique 419 km, Namibia 233 km, Tanzania 338 km, Zaire 1,930 km, Zimbabwe 797 km

      Coastline: none--landlocked

      Maritime claims: none--landlocked

      Disputes: short section of boundary with Zaire is indefinite; quadripoint with Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe is in disagreement; Tanzania-Zaire-Zambia tripoint in Lake Tanganyika is indefinite pending settlement of the Zaire-Zambia boundary

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

      Terrain: mostly high plateau with some hills and mountains

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

      Land use: 7% arable land; NEGL% permanent crops; 47% meadows and pastures; 27% forest and woodland; 19% other; includes NEGL% irrigated

      Environment: deforestation; soil erosion; desertification

      Note: landlocked

      NOTE: The information regarding Zambia on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Zambia Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Zambia Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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